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Doctor insights on: Trileptal And Pregnancy

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Trileptal side effects on a 4 yr old?

Trileptal side effects on a 4 yr old?

TRILEPTAL SIDE EFFEC: Used in bipolar disorders, mood instability and behavioral problems, the side effects are bone marrow suppression and liver enzyme problems. Lab. Should be done every 3 months. Rashes, nausea, headache, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation are also experienced. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Not best idea: Oxcarbezine is an older anti-seizure medication which has many adverse effects, and likely does get into breast milk in substantial amounts. Can affect sodium levels, and cause liver abnormalities. Would suggest discussion with your obstetrician and pediatrician, and figure out the best course. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

Headache plus: Common side effects include headache, fatigue, and stomach upset (nausea). These are often present in the beginning or after a dose change. The higher the dose, the more likely they occur. Low sodium in the blood is common in older people and in others who take other medications that have a tendency to do the same. Sodium levels should be monitored. In general, trileptal is a safe drug. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose a doc will prescribe with Trileptal ?

What is the highest dose a doc will prescribe with Trileptal ?

Trileptal: Depends on the age, condition being treated, use as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy, and your kidney's health. Highest dose I am aware of is 2,400mg. per day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Should i look for a non-hormone or hormone IUD while taking trileptal?

Should i look for a non-hormone or hormone IUD while taking trileptal?

Not related: Hi. A progestin secreting IUD is a choice based on desire or lack of desire for having periods. Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) does not alter progestin metabolism, so you're free to choose "no periods" while taking oxcarbazepine, if so desired. Happy 2015! ...Read more

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I'm taking navane (thiothixene) and trileptal. I feel lazy. Could it be the side effects of the medication?

I'm  taking navane (thiothixene) and trileptal. I feel lazy. Could it be the side effects of the medication?

Definitely: Both Navane (thiothixene) and Trileptal can make you feel tired or less motivated. But they are also both important "brain stabilizers" (for mood, thought and seizures), and stopping these meds suddenly can make things much worse. Work closely with your doctor to make any gradual adjustments in doses or medications if this "lazy" feeling is stopping you from doing the things you want to do in your life. ...Read more

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What is a good low side effect med for trilegimal neruigia .. I'm on Trileptal now but it's delepingy sodium..

What is a good low side effect med for trilegimal neruigia .. I'm on Trileptal now but it's delepingy sodium..

Lots of choices.: Medications might include Carbamazepine (like trileptal), neuron tin, lyrica, (pregabalin) baclofen, cymbalta, but also maybe, lamotrigine, tricyclic antidepressants. Better yet might be a needle directed balloon decompression of the exit foramen in the skull. Your neurologist can assist in redirecting your therapy. ...Read more

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I have a meningomia I have low sodium 128. I also take Trileptal . Would the low sodium be caused of the tumor or Trileptal ?

I have a meningomia  I have low sodium 128. I also take Trileptal . Would the low sodium be caused of the tumor or Trileptal ?

Likely drug induced: There are many reasons a person may have hyponatremia. Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) commonly causes it by increasing secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from the pituitary gland. Many drugs can cause hyponatremia. You can also have hyponatremia which is not related to drugs and you will need a nephrologist (kidney specialist) to help sort out the actual reason for your low sodium. ...Read more