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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 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

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Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Not best idea: Oxcarbezine is an older anti-seizure medication which has many adverse effects, and likely does get into breast milk in substantial amounts. Can affect sodium levels, and cause liver abnormalities. Would suggest discussion with your obstetrician and pediatrician, and figure out the best course. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

Headache plus: Common side effects include headache, fatigue, and stomach upset (nausea). These are often present in the beginning or after a dose change. The higher the dose, the more likely they occur. Low sodium in the blood is common in older people and in others who take other medications that have a tendency to do the same. Sodium levels should be monitored. In general, trileptal is a safe drug. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose a doc will prescribe with Trileptal ?

What is the highest dose a doc will prescribe with Trileptal ?

Trileptal: Depends on the age, condition being treated, use as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy, and your kidney's health. Highest dose I am aware of is 2,400mg. per day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Should i look for a non-hormone or hormone IUD while taking trileptal?

Should i look for a non-hormone or hormone IUD while taking trileptal?

Not related: Hi. A progestin secreting IUD is a choice based on desire or lack of desire for having periods. Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) does not alter progestin metabolism, so you're free to choose "no periods" while taking oxcarbazepine, if so desired. Happy 2015! ...Read more

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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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