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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?

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?

Unrelated: Trileptal is used for epilepsy. Side effects of trileptal include dizziness and nausea. Your current symptoms are related to some other problem. It is probable that trileptal would just make them worse. ...Read more

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55 yo woman. Taking Trileptal, Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Nsaids. Experienieng extreme fatigue, dizziness, SOB, nausea, urinary hesitancy. Could it be low blood sodi?

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

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Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Trileptal: It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Trileptal approved by the fda to be a mood stabilizer?

Is Trileptal approved by the fda to be a mood stabilizer?

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

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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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If I'm hypothyroid, can I still take Trileptal to control my pain?

If I'm hypothyroid, can I still take Trileptal to control my pain?

Sure: I don't know of any specific problem with trileptal and thyroid status. Trileptal can decrease sodium levels and this should be checked by your doc. I often use trileptal for neuropathic pain sydromes like trigeminal neuralgia. ...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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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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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?

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

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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