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What is/are Trileptal Tablets?

OXCARBAZEPINE is used to treat people with epilepsy. It helps prevent partial seizures. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care providers before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

kidney disease liver disease suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member any unusual or allergic reaction to oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives pregnant or trying to get pregnant breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. This medicine may be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

Note: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following:


This medicine may also interact with the following:

birth control pills chlorpropamide cyclophosphamide diuretics octreotide other medicines for seizures like phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproic acid some medicines for high blood pressure like felodipine, diltiazem, verapamil vincristine

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care providers a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What side effects may I notice from this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat changes in vision confusion difficulty passing urine or change in the amount of urine fever infection nausea, vomiting problems with balance, speaking, walking swelling of feet, hands unusual bleeding, bruising unusually weak or tired worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying yellowing of eyes, skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

constipation or diarrhea headache loss of appetite nervous stomach upset tremors trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. This increases the risk of seizures. Wear a Medic Alert bracelet or necklace. Carry an identification card with information about your condition, medications, and doctor or health care professional.

Rarely, serious skin allergic reactions may occur with this medicine. If you develop a skin rash, redness, itching, peeling skin inside your mouth, swollen glands, or a fever while taking this medicine, contact your health care provider immediately.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

The use of this medicine may increase the chance of suicidal thoughts or actions. Pay special attention to how you are responding while on this medicine. Any worsening of mood, or thoughts of suicide or dying should be reported to your health care professional right away.

Where should I keep this medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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oxcarbazepine for BiPolar

Was put on this drug a couple of months ago at 600mg/day and quickly titrated up to 1500mg/day. This was prescribed as a mood stabilizer to go with my Wellbutrin. It worked wonders for me as far as mood stabilization, but at 1500mg I developed terrible tremors. Actually they were more like shakes and jerks. Backing off to 1200mg, the shakes went away.

I have been on other drugs for BP but this is the first time I have felt "normal" in a long, long time.

The drug supposedly only works for about half the people who try it, so I got lucky with this one.

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