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I took Trileptal for a few months and then stopped taking it. I have been experiencing nausea and dizziness for a year ever since. Is this related?
Been taking trileptal 375mg for over a yr. Dr wants me at 600, trying to titrate slowly & now I have dizziness & nausea. Can I prevent these Issues?
Talk to doctor: You need to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. May be to much medicine for you ...Read more
55 yo woman. Taking Trileptal, Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Nsaids. Experienieng extreme fatigue, dizziness, SOB, nausea, urinary hesitancy. Could it be low blood sodi?
Yes: The fatigue, nausea and dizziness can be low sodium. Have that checked. The urinary hesitancy can be an anticholinergic side effect of the medication. The SOB and dizziness can be from anemia which can result from occult blood loss due to GI bleeding from NSAID. A CBC and chem panel will help see if of the above is true. ...Read more
Can I take phenergan (promethazine) if on wellbutrin, topamax, trileptal, klonopin, neurontin? No seizure history im aware of, don't drink or do drugs. Get migraines&nausea.
Not yet: Trileptal is used as a mood stabilizer "off label" from fda approved uses. This doesn't mean it's not effective, it means the fda hasn't seen enough research to approve its use as a mood stabilizer. Many clinicians have seen benefits from trileptal in stabilizing mood. Ultimately it's up to your doctor consulting with you to chose the best medication for your individual problem. ...Read more
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
I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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