Trileptal (Oral)

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Dosage for Trileptal?

My doctor has started me on Trileptal to help control seizures I have recently experienced. I had my first seizures at night, then two seizures within a four week period. The difference in the last two seizures was that the seizures were preceeded by ...
by gbh, 05/25/2006

trileptal for use in hyperactivity

hi  my grandson that lives with us has a seizzure disorder and is autistic and hyperactive and his doctor just changed his medicine to trileptal to control his sezzures and hyperactivness is an usual med for this purpose
by beverly draper in tucumari nm, 09/01/2008

can trilleptol provide a positive drug screening for methamphetamine

Could taking trilleptol provide a positive drug screening for methamphetamines?
by elisa in Corpus Christi, Texas, 02/06/2007

Trileptal (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Trileptal (Oral)

Trileptal (Oral) Medication Classification


Trileptal (Oral) Brandname


Trileptal (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oxcarbazepine (ox-kar-BAZ-e-peen) Treats seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children.

When To Not Use Trileptal (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to oxcarbazepine.

How Should You Use Trileptal (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Do not use more of this medicine than your doctor ordered.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly or without talking with your doctor.
  • You may use the medicine with or without food.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before using. You can take the medicine directly from syringe, or you can mix the medicine in a glass with a small amount of water. If you mix the medicine, drink the mixture right away. Do not save any mixture to use later.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Trileptal (Oral) Storage

Store Trileptal (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Trileptal (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Trileptal (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines to control seizures, including carbamazepine (Tegretol®), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin®), or valproic acid (Depakote®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Trileptal (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to carbamazepine (Tegretol®).
  • If you are using birth control pills, they may not work as well while you are also using oxcarbazepine. Use a back-up form of birth control such as a diaphragm, condom, or spermicide.
  • This medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Be careful when driving or doing anything that requires you to be alert.

Trileptal (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Blurred vision or double vision
  • Rapid eye movements (especially in children)
  • Seizures
  • Trouble walking, speaking, or controlling body movement
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Visual changes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rash
  • Stomach pain or indigestion

Trileptal (Oral) Ratings

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Trileptal (Oral)

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Ease of Use: ***

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CLARENCE, Pelham AL - 07/01/2008

As someone who is biploar, I often get exited about a new drug that might help solve all my problems. I thought Trileptal might fit into this category, but I was none to pleased. It did absolutely nothing for my depressive episodes. They were still there. And it made my manic episodes even worse. This drug is so bad that I'm wondering if there is something else at work here, like making people addicted somehow or money (of course).

Trileptal (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *


Anonymous, Saint Clair, MO - 05/03/2010

I'm really upset with whoever allowed Trileptal to get approved. And the word 'upset' is being very nice. All this medication did was make my manic episodes more manic and my depressive stages more depressing. I feel as though I was at a risk to others while suffering from manic episodes and risk to myself while in a depressing stage. Not recommended!