Generic Name: Trileptal
What is Trileptal?
For this medicine, the following should be considered:Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of oxcarbazepine extended-release tablets in children 6 years of age and older.
However, use of the extended-release tablets is not recommended in children younger than 6 years of age. Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of oxcarbazepine in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related kidney problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving oxcarbazepine.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding. Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur.
In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary.
Sudden discontinuation has a high risk of increased seizure frequency. Trileptal can cause drowsiness and dizziness. For Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Trileptal has not been studied in pregnant women, but studies in animals indicate that it is very likely to cause birth defects. Trileptal is similar to Tegretol, a drug which is known to cause birth defects, and therefore Trileptal is expected to have similar effects during pregnancy.
Trileptal is passed into breast milk, and nursing while taking Trileptal is not advised. Contraindications Trileptal should Not be used for people with an allergy or hypersensitivity to Trileptal. Also, patients should remember that hypersensitivity to the related drug Tegretol carbamazepine increases the chance of hypersensitivity to Trileptal. Precautions Trileptal may be used with caution in people with the following conditions:Adverse Reactions Trileptal may cause the following reactions:Interactions with Drugs and Other Substances Drugs or substances that may interact with Trileptal include:Research Studies and Use in Child Psychiatry There is very little evidence to support the use of oxcarbazepine in child psychiatry.
One large study in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder found that it did not treat mania any better than placebo. You should ensure that you speak to your pharmacist or doctor to obtain the most up to date information on the medicine.
You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www. Those updates may contain important information about the medicine and its use of which you should be aware. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you or your child taking this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have.
Trileptal belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants or antiepileptics.
How should I take Trileptal?
This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, antihistamines such as cetirizine, diphenhydraminedrugs for sleep or anxiety such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidemmuscle relaxants such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprineand narcotic pain relievers such as codeine, hydrocodone.
Check the labels on all your medicines such as allergy or cough-and-cold products because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Oxcarbazepine is very similar to eslicarbazepine.
What should I avoid while taking Trileptal?
Method of administrationBefore taking Trileptal oral suspension, the bottle should be shaken well and the dose prepared immediately afterwards. The prescribed amount of oral suspension should be withdrawn from the bottle using the oral syringe supplied. Trileptal oral suspension may be swallowed directly from the syringe or can be mixed in a small glass of water just prior to administration.
After each use, the bottle should be closed and the outside of the syringe wiped with a dry, clean tissue. Trileptal oral suspension and Trileptal film-coated tablets may be interchanged at equal doses. Cases of anaphylaxis and angioedema involving the larynx, glottis, lips and eyelids have been reported in patients after taking the first or subsequent doses of Trileptal.
Trileptal side effects
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: signs of infection such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat that doesn't go away, coughsymptoms of low sodium level severe nausea, extreme drowsiness, confusion, seizures. Oxcarbazepine may rarely cause very serious possibly fatal skin reactions. Your doctor may order a blood test to measure your risk before you start this medication.
If the blood test shows you are at greater risk, your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of oxcarbazepine and other treatment choices with you. Such skin reactions have developed mostly within the first few months of treatment. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
Common Trileptal ide effects may include:
She has now been on Trileptal for 5 days, and is begining to complain of tummy aches, but we haven't seen any other side effects.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
Push the plunger back in just far enough to completely push out any large air bubbles that may be trapped in the syringe.
If you are taking Trileptal and experience symptoms of hyponatremia, get medical assistance immediately.
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This is not a criticism of your son's doctor--these conditions are often very hard to tease apart in children, and nobody has all the answers.
A 10 mL oral dosing syringe is supplied with the bottle containing 250 mL of Trileptal oral suspension.