Prescribed Oxcarbazepine for bipolar? Is that normal?
I was prescribed Neureontin, paxil and now oxcarbazepine
Asked by Tonette Whitmire 4 months ago.
Yes, its completely normal :) Oxcarbazepine is an anti-epilepsy medication but like many anti-epileptics it can als be used as a mood stabiliser- it's usually prescribed alongside an anti-depressant. Oxcarbazepine is apparently effective in 50% of bipolar patients. I am on carbamazepine, another anti-epileptic, for bipolar and sof far it's certainly helped to some degree but I still get very low. It can take a long time to find the medication that works for you but luckily there are lots of different options. Take care Answered by Elroy Anspach 4 months ago.
Yes. Oxcarbazepine is an anti seizure medication that works as a mood stabilizer. It is very commonly prescribed for Bipolar. Answered by Charles Kiner 4 months ago.
Has Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) caused you to gain serious weight?
I started taking this med in mid Nov and have put on 45lbs! This was and has been the only med change since then. I eat very little and walk at least a mile a day! I have done research on this drug and the FDA says 1-2% might gain weight. NOT FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN SO FAR! Anyone else having this issue????
Asked by Leatrice Marturano 4 months ago.
Yes! I was on oxcarbazepine for a while and I hated how much weight it made me put on. They say that it's not one of those that is supposed to make you gain weight, but it did for me. From talking to other people and reading some threads on the net, I concluded that it's almost split between people who report weight gain and people who report weight loss. I wish I had been one of the weight loss ones, but I never seem to lose weight on meds :( I too eat very little and exercise. Unfortunately the weight is stubborn and never seems to go away. I couldn't find anything on the mechanisms of action that could cause the gain. It seems that they don't really know why it should cause these side effects. I wish I had some advice about how to lose the weight, but I couldn't. Eventually, I got so annoyed by it that I asked my doc to put me on something else, and they tried lamotrigine. I hope you figure something out! Good luck. Answered by Tim Wakley 4 months ago.
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) 150mg dose twice a day and hands are shaking?
^^ That's my dosage. I just started taking this medication in February when I was coming off Sertraline and quit Fluoxetine (Prozac) in December. My new medication isn't prescribed for me for epilepsy, it's being used to treat my bipolar. I'm 13. If I use the muscles in my hand (like lift my hand,...
Asked by Tanner Phanco 4 months ago.
^^ That's my dosage. I just started taking this medication in February when I was coming off Sertraline and quit Fluoxetine (Prozac) in December. My new medication isn't prescribed for me for epilepsy, it's being used to treat my bipolar. I'm 13. If I use the muscles in my hand (like lift my hand, or even a finger) it starts shaking and I can't control it. It's mostly with my right hand. If I relax my hand and put it down it doesn't move anymore. I've also had twitching in my upper arm and upper thigh. At the moment I'm switching doctors so I can't go back for about another week and then I'll go back as soon as I can. I've found that shaking/trembling is a symptom of Trileptal but does it suggest another serious/dangerous symptom? Like, for example, the medication effecting my nervous system or something? Also, since I have been on this medication I constantly stop mid-sentence because I can't remember a simple word. It annoys me and other people and this has never happened before in my life. I've stopped talking as much because it's embarrassing, wastes time and is annoying. Is this from the medication, and if it is, is it something worth mentioning to my doctor? Trileptal isn't even helping my bipolar, but when I go off it I immediately go through a stage of serious mania. I can't sleep for days and I'm constantly moving. Mania for me usually lasts a week and then I become seriously depressed. I still have these stages while on the medication but are less severe and unplanned. I've gained weight while on the medication and I, being an adolescent girl, picked up on that immediately. I know you're going to say I shouldn't care about my weight, I'm not even that obsessive with my outer appearance but obesity is in my genes and I just want to maintain my healthy weight. I'm 5' tall and weigh between 98 and 100 pounds. That's not my main problem though. My question is, should I contact someone promptly about the shaking/twitching, or should I wait until my new doctor is available? Is this normal? And should I change my medication? Thank you. Answered by Marion Poisso 4 months ago.
I took Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) for several years until my Neurologist took me off of it because she saw that I didn't need it any more. In all my years of taking it, I never experienced any shaky hands or twitches. Either that or I was too young to remember it. The only thing I remember was it making me drowsy a lot. My brother takes it with Sertraline also. He has twitches but thats part of his Autism. My advice would be to ask your doctor about it. No question is a stupid question. Good luck! Answered by Leslie Bah 4 months ago.
you need to talk to a doctor about your side effects. preferably, call prescribing doc. if you cant reach him, then call the pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist, not just the tech. a technician will just read the list of symptoms and tell you yes/no its a side effect. you want a real doc with some experience. i know trileptal can cause muscle weakness, and this could manifest as twitches. you say its only when your hand is in the air, suggesting a problem with muscle tonus, do you have any problems walking? have you noticed a change in gait (how you walk)? this would be a related symptom. trileptal will decrease the speed of the thought process, helping with the mania. as you can guess, this will bring along other side effects, such as forgetting words. so talk to your old doc or the pharmacist. they should be able to help out. Answered by Margarette Laspina 4 months ago.
Explain this:Interaction between detrol (tolterodine) and Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)?
What does this mean in laymans terms: tolterodine and oxcarbazepine (Moderate Drug-Drug)MONITOR: Based on in vitro data, coadministration with oxcarbazepine may decrease the plasma concentrations of drugs that are substrates of the CYP450 3A4 and 3A5 isoenzymes. The mechanism is accelerated clearance due to...
Asked by Bette Hansley 4 months ago.
What does this mean in laymans terms: tolterodine and oxcarbazepine (Moderate Drug-Drug) MONITOR: Based on in vitro data, coadministration with oxcarbazepine may decrease the plasma concentrations of drugs that are substrates of the CYP450 3A4 and 3A5 isoenzymes. The mechanism is accelerated clearance due to induction of CYP450 3A activities by oxcarbazepine. In one study, a single dose of oxcarbazepine (600 mg) had no effect on the pharmacokinetics of felodipine, a CYP450 3A4 substrate, while repeated doses (450 mg twice a day) decreased the peak plasma concentration and area under the concentration-time curve of felodipine (10 mg once daily) by 34% and 28%, respectively. Likewise, in a single case study, cyclosporine trough concentrations decreased to subtherapeutic levels a little over 2 weeks after addition of oxcarbazepine in a renal transplant patient. These results indicate that enzymatic induction occurs after multiple doses. MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if oxcarbazepine must be used concurrently with medications that undergo metabolism by CYP450 3A4 and/or 3A5, particularly those with a narrow therapeutic range. Dosage adjustments as well as clinical and laboratory monitoring may be appropriate for some drugs whenever oxcarbazepine is added to or withdrawn from therapy. Answered by Shalonda Adelsperger 4 months ago.
The CYP450s are enzymes that are made by the liver. Their job is to get rid of toxins. Any drug, even good ones, is considered a toxin by the body. Sometimes drugs (e.g. oxcarbazepine) stimulate the body to make even more CYP450s to handle these new "toxins" that are suddenly on the scene. The more CYPs you have the more some OTHER drugs can get degraded. Sometimes this can make the level of these drugs can get too low. So the doctor or pharmacist has to be careful with someone getting oxcarbazepine if that patient is on other drugs as well. The patients other drug-level might drop too low. Answered by Noriko Fioto 4 months ago.
I took trileptal for depression. It ruined my sodium levels and I began falling down. Any drug has side effects, it would not have been prescribed and your pharmacist would not have filled it if it was contraindicated. Answered by Fairy Kai 4 months ago.
Can you smoke weed on oxcarbazepine?
im not going to but my friend is im sorry dont tell us not to they will i wont but yeah its unavoidable sorry
Asked by Quyen Kutner 4 months ago.
as far as i know, its safe to smoke pot while on any prescribed medication. If the medication is a pain killer or anti anxiety it is going to get stronger, and it might be a little too much for you considering you guys are so young (i can tell). But unless oxcarbazepine is an MAOI (i'm not sure but the person taking it would know, the doctor has to tell them) you will have no problem. If it is an MAOI you might get sick, but no damage really. Answered by Horacio Fluharty 4 months ago.
Well, then what's the point of asking, huh??? Answered by Janessa Srinvasan 4 months ago.
Does oxcarbazepine inhibit extracellular glutamate in epileptic brain?
Asked by Bernadine Perrill 4 months ago.
Studies support that they do. Oxcarbazepine inhibit veratrine-induced neurotransmitter such as extracellular glutamate release from rat brain slices in concentrations corresponding to those reached in plasma or brain in experimental animals or humans after anticonvulsant doses, presumably due to their sodium channel blocking properties. Answered by Lane Bechler 4 months ago.
Doctor put me on 2000 mg oxcarbazepine?
I'm 15 with bipolar disorder Is this to much? I'm on 2000 mg oxcarbazepine
Asked by Maureen Itkin 4 months ago.
Well, the recommended starting amount is about 600mg a day, but more serious cases tend to need 1200mg at the very least. That might be a bit much, unless you have a very serious case of bipolar disorder, or you're developing resistance to the drug. Ask your doctor about why he's prescribing a high dosage of oxcarbazepine. Answered by Gaylord Mcquage 4 months ago.
How long does oxcarbazepine stay in your system?
Asked by Sharmaine Vogelsang 4 months ago.
Type in the name of the drug on Google with crazy meds next to it such as oxcarbazepine crazy meds... something should come up like the good the bad and the funny you can find all your info there... Answered by Romeo Klemp 4 months ago.
oxcarbarbazepi Answered by Shanel Manifold 4 months ago.
Accidentally mixed diphenhydramine and oxcarbazepine. Is this life threatening?
Asked by Sabra Rielly 4 months ago.
If you didn't over-medicate by taking more than the recommended dosage, these should not interact unfavorably with each other. You may be fatigued more than normal because both types of medicines can cause drowsiness, but this shouldn't be life-threatening. I would consult with a doctor before taking any other types of medicines with the oxcarbazepine because anti-convulsants can react unfavorably with different medicines. Answered by Rosalind Hafemeister 4 months ago.
Nobody here will know the right answer. Poison control is a 24/7 service. Find their toll free number and give them a shout :) It's totally free. Cheers to better health. Answered by Florinda Buttray 4 months ago.
I would call Poison Control and ask them as someone else suggested: 1-800-222-1222 Answered by Lavonne Opet 4 months ago.