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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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Should i go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman

Should i go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman

Chest : Chest pain and tachycardia (high heart rate) are serious symptoms that need to be investigated right away. A heart rate of 126 is not normal regardless of what medication you are taking. You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing including an ekg. You may be dealing with coronary artery disease. If this is suspected further work up and evaluation by a cardiologist is in order. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?

I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?

With overdose: Lamotrigine induced nystagmus has been reported with toxic levels. Your daily dose is of normal range but it is possible you were titrated up too quickly. You need to be weaned off the drug safely and I recommend calling your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there a psychotropic drug that causes side to side movement of the jaw? I am on Seroquel and Trileptal and Topamax (topiramate).

Is there a psychotropic drug that causes side to side movement of the jaw? I am on Seroquel and Trileptal and Topamax (topiramate).

Seroquel (quetiapine): Antipsychotics like Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause restlessness and movement problems as side effects. This includes jaw movements, and is often a dose-related issue. Please call your psychiatrist and let him/her know this is happening. See this doctor soon to have this addressed. ...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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Can I take my Trileptal only before going to bed?

Can I take my Trileptal only before going to bed?

TRILEPTAL: Yes, you can, the common side effects of trileptal are, nausea, increased appetite and slight drowziness also it can cause low sodium level in the blood. ...Read more

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What exactly does Trileptal mean when they say "you need to stay out of the sunlight"?

What exactly does Trileptal mean when they say "you need to stay out of the sunlight"?

Avoid excess: Some medications, including trileptal (oxcarbazepine), increase the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. This increases the risk of sunburn and possibly other skin conditions such as rash. ...Read more

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How many hours or days or weeks does it take for Trileptal to help with stabilize your mood?

How many hours or days or weeks does it take for Trileptal to help with stabilize your mood?

Long period: Several weeks are often required for Oxcarbazepine to reach its maximum effectiveness; however, improvement in some symptoms may occur sooner. It is very important to tell your doctor how you feel things are going during the first few weeksafter you start taking oxcarbazepine. It will probably take several weeks to see enough changes in your symptoms to decide if oxcarbazepineis is helpful. ...Read more

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What can u take for a headache if u take trileptal?

What can u take for a headache if u take trileptal?

Good question: As Trileptal does metabolize through the liver and does have drug-drug interaction potential. You likely could tolerate triptans to stop the headache, and might best prevent via usage of OTC meds, such as riboflavin, CoQ-10, butterbur, riboflavin, magnesium. ...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?

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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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