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Prevents seizures.

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Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) is effective at preventing seizures and you don’t need to get regular blood tests to make sure it’s effective, but it has many drug interactions.

  • Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) is effective at lowering the frequency of seizures, especially for people with partial seizures.
  • If you have trouble swallowing tablets, Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) is also available as an oral solution.
  • You won’t need to get regular blood tests to check the drug levels in your body.
  • Available in a generic form.
  • It’s important to take your dose on time so that Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) has steady levels in your body.
  • Interacts with many other medicines and supplements.
  • Can cause difficulty concentrating, tiredness or drowsiness, and problems with coordination.
  • If you have kidney problems, your dose may need to be adjusted. Your doctor will check your kidney function regularly.
  • Being pregnant lowers the levels of Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine), so the medicine might not be as effective at preventing seizures.

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Side effects for Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

From clinical trials of Trileptal / Seizures ( 104)

  • DizzinessDizziness22% for Oxcarbazepine vs.6% for placebo
  • NauseaNausea16% for Oxcarbazepine vs.12% for placebo
  • HeadacheHeadache13% for Oxcarbazepine vs.10% for placebo
  • Any adverse effectAny adverse effect9% for Oxcarbazepine vs.0% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea7% for Oxcarbazepine vs.2% for placebo
  • VomitingVomiting7% for Oxcarbazepine vs.6% for placebo
  • Ear, nose, or throat infectionEar, nose, or throat infection7% for Oxcarbazepine vs.0% for placebo
  • IndigestionIndigestion5% for Oxcarbazepine vs.4% for placebo
  • ConstipationConstipation5% for Oxcarbazepine vs.0% for placebo
  • Lack of muscle coordinationLack of muscle coordination5% for Oxcarbazepine vs.0% for placebo

Pharmacist tips

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  • You can experience dizziness, drowsiness, double vision, stomach upset, and trouble with coordination while on this.
  • If you start having skin rashes or thoughts of suicide, tell your doctor immediately.
  • If you need to stop taking Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine), do so over at least one week to prevent withdrawal seizures.
  • Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) makes birth control and many other medicines less effective.
  • Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) can be taken with or without food.
  • If you're taking the oral suspension, use the measuring device given with the medicine. Don’t use your household tablespoons to measure.

Risks and Warnings for Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 65 or older
    • dehydration
    • Taking diuretics (water pills)

    Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) may increase the risk of low sodium levels in the blood (hyponatremia). Watch out for symptoms including headache, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, confusion, weakness, and unsteadiness, which may lead to falls. Talk to a doctor right away before developing more serious symptoms, such as hallucination, fainting, coma, and death.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

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  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) can be taken with or without food.
Kidneys & liver
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • If you have kidney problems, your dose may need to be adjusted. Your doctor will check your kidney function regularly.
Weight gain or loss
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  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels) have been reported with Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine). Your thyroid levels may need to be tested regularly, Let your doctor know if you are more fatigued, gaining weight without any apparent reason, feeling more depressed, or are more sensitive to cold.