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Used 2 take 4 300mg Trileptal daily 4 bipolar.Take 3 daily now.Bcuz of moodswings,insomnia,hostility need original dose but pdoc wont do ANYthing.??

Used 2 take 4 300mg Trileptal daily 4 bipolar.Take 3 daily now.Bcuz of moodswings,insomnia,hostility need original dose but pdoc wont do ANYthing.??

Maybe a reason: If there were side effects to the higher dose of trileptal, there would be a good reason to reduce the dose. Perhaps the plan is to make a change in your treatment. Your provider does not want to give you a hard time- it may be they are protecting you from some problems you had with the medicine. They may be able to explain this to you and it is alright to ask. ...Read more

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What are long term & permenant side effects of trileptal?

Trileptal: Check out http://www.drugs.com/trileptal.html for more info on oxcarbazepine (Trileptal). ...Read more

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Does Trileptal require tapering when taken for mood stability?

Does Trileptal require tapering when taken for mood stability?

Yes, taper trileptal: Risk of seizures it abruptly discontinued. Although, i don't think i've had anyone have a seizure who came off who didn't have a history of seizures. It's usually best to taper all psychiatric meds. Your brain doesn't like abrupt changes. ...Read more

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Why is Trileptal making me so irritated? Is this a side effect?

Why is Trileptal making me so irritated? Is this a side effect?

Trileptal effects: Why are you taking this medicine? Are you taking it for seizures or for other reasons? Sometimes medicines do not do what we want them to. Sometimes those effects are worse at the beginning. How long have you been using this medicine? ...Read more

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I'm on Trileptal my sodium is 128 is that low enough i sure be concerned.

I'm on Trileptal my sodium is 128 is that low enough i sure be concerned.

Side effect: Trileptal causes many adverse effects and low sodium is but one. There are many far better anti-epileptic drugs with fewer side effects. Is there a specific reason you should be on trileptal, other than fact it is generic and cheap? Discuss with your doctor, but you are not in any imminent danger yet. Do weigh the benefits and risks and make decision. ...Read more

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I am being told two things, that Trileptal can be taken with latuda (lurasidone) or they cannot be taken together, which one is true and why?

I am being told two things, that Trileptal can be taken with latuda (lurasidone) or they cannot be taken together, which one is true and why?

Not a great combo: Arguably the most serious shared side effect is leukopenia (low white blood cell counts) which could lead to increased risk of infection. I would expect somnolence, nausea, indigestion, weight gain and fatigue to be issues. Further, oxcarbazepine will increase the metabolism of lurasidone. So you may have to increase your lurasidone dose to get the same treatment benefit. ...Read more

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What are the relevant issues with trileptal?

What are the relevant issues with trileptal?

Adverse events: Trileptal is an older anti-epileptic drug which has been used off-label for nerve pain control, migraine prevention, and psychiatric problems. It is available generically, but must be taken twice daily. Side effects can include low sodium levels, elevation of cholesterol, stomach upset, nausea, problems with liver and bone marrow function. However, it is an effective drug to control seizures. ...Read more

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At what time of the day should I take trileptal?

Trileptal dosing: Dosing is twice daily, usually with breakfast & with dinner, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

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