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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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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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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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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