I recently was prescribed this to stabilize my mood... I'm bipolar. Just curious if anyone has ever tried it, and if so, was it effective. Were there any side effects... weight gain/loss, were you tired more or have more energy, etc. And does it help with the depression too or just the manic episodes? ...
Asked by Rafael Taha 5 months ago.
I recently was prescribed this to stabilize my mood... I'm bipolar. Just curious if anyone has ever tried it, and if so, was it effective. Were there any side effects... weight gain/loss, were you tired more or have more energy, etc. And does it help with the depression too or just the manic episodes? Serious answers only please... Answered by Dionne Heman 5 months ago.
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) can be effective if it's the right med for you. It doesn't work for everyone but give it a chance. The dosage is titrated slowly until it's in a therapeutic range and this helps to prevent adverse effects. As far as adverse effects the most common are fatigue, headache, dizziness, somnolence, ataxia, abnormal gait, tremor, vertigo, nystagmus, diplopia, abnormal vision, nausea, vomiting, URI and abdominal pain. A less common adverse is weight gain. It has less weight gain than some others meds used for biploar disorder. Trileptal is used as a mood stabilizer in bipolar, so it should help to even out your moods and prevent the swings. If you ever have questions about any medications you've been prescribed, direct your questions to the prescriber while you are still face to face. Ask about adverse effects and what to expect from the med. Answered by Syble Tarrant 5 months ago.
I've needed to take a form of seizure meds my complete existence. This one is anything I attempted a at the same time again, however couldnt keep on because it made me think worse, and expand my seizures. I Got complications, dry itchy skins, and an expand in my despair, Which is a essential part end result to a mjority of seizure meds. It's like a exchange off , getting gontrol of you seizures and undergo despair or do away with the despair and undergo together with your seizures and different issues. I'm right here when you must speak. Drop me a line. I even have my possess institution on yahoo, That isnt very lively correct now however will with a bit of luck turn out to be alive and whole once more . It's referred to as dealingwithepilepsy I recognize what you are going by way of, I've long gone by way of it sometimes. Answered by Melodie Radway 5 months ago.
Is the medicines trileptal for people that can't sleep at night?
Asked by Karrie Musante 5 months ago.
What is Trileptal used for? Trileptal is a medicine to treat partial seizures in adults. It is taken alone or with other seizure medicines. Taken with other seizure medicines, Trileptal is also used to help treat partial seizures in children 4-16 years old. Special Warning(s) with Trileptal: Trileptal can cause low levels of sodium in the blood. Signs of low levels of blood sodium include nausea, extreme drowsiness and discomfort, headache, confusion, or dullness, which can be dangerous. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medications that may lower the level of sodium in your blood. Medications that lower sodium include: carbamazepine (Tegretol®) chlorpropamide (Diabinese®) cyclophosphamide diuretics (water pills) octreotide vincristine Trileptal can cause allergic reactions. If you have had an allergic reaction to other anti-seizure medicines, especially carbamazepine (Tegretol®), tell your health care provider. Talk to your health care provider before stopping Trileptal or any other seizure medicine. Stopping a seizure medicine all at once can cause status epilepticus, a serious problem. General Precautions with Trileptal: Some people taking Trileptal can get serious reactions, including: Dizziness Drowsiness Depression or abnormal thinking Difficulty concentrating Speech or language problems Difficulty with coordination and walking Trileptal can cause drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate complex machinery until you know how Trileptal affects you. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Trileptal. Alcohol can increase the side effects of Trileptal. What should I tell my doctor or health care provider? Because certain other medications can interact with Trileptal, review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription. Trileptal may reduce the effectiveness of: some medications used to lower blood pressure (e.g., calcium channel blockers) birth control pills other anti-seizure medications Trileptal may cause birth defects. Tell your doctor or health care provider right away if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. Before taking Trileptal, tell your doctor if you are nursing or planning to nurse your baby. What are some possible side effects of Trileptal? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Trileptal. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.) Common side effects include: Dizziness or vertigo Drowsiness Double vision or other vision problems Feeling tired Nausea Vomiting Coordination problems Stomach pain Tremor Upset stomach Headache For more detailed information about Trileptal, ask your health care provider Answered by Carli Gittere 5 months ago.
No. Trileptal is a medicine to treat partial seizures in adults. Answered by Roy Montroy 5 months ago.
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i take lithium and effexor and xanax as well for bipolar and generalized anxiety disorder. i am supposed to start this new drug and i am scared to...i took respidal and ended up in the hospital..i was just wondering if anyone had ever taken this drug and if they had any effects....
Asked by Charlene Nakasone 5 months ago.
I started originally (for mood stabilizer) on lithium, then to depakote, and eventually ended up about 6 years ago on trileptal....in addition I take lexapro (anti-depressant), seraquel, and clonazapan (generic for Klonipin). I love this trileptal as easy to adjust to.....I even asked the doctor a month ago if I could get off the trileptal as I couldn't tell it made any difference . He said "NO"....that it worked well for me. (I wouldn't want to take anything as strong as respidal either!!!!) Seroquel is as strong I can take.....some slight anti psychotic benefits......then when things get really tough I switch for a short time to zyprexa which just knocks my socks off.....as soon as possible, I go back to seroquel at night.....makes me sleep like a baby. How much trileptal will you be taking....I am down to 300 in the am and 300mg at night now. good luck..... Answered by Leilani Ratleff 5 months ago.
trileptal is a very soft-core seizure med they use for mood stablization.....i couldn't eben tell I was on it...which is why I'm not on it anymore Answered by Ardelle Landoni 5 months ago.
try risperdal that should scramble brain enough Answered by Elena Reuer 5 months ago.
Is Trileptal approved by the FDA to be a mood stabilizer besides just being an anti-convulsant?
I was given Trileptal 300mg as a mood stabilizer. I was just wondering if this is approved by the FDA as a mood stabilizer. I went to the official website, www.trileptal.com, and it says nothing about this drug being used as a mood stabilizer for psychiatric disorders. All I see is that it is used for epilepsy and...
Asked by Genevieve Honea 5 months ago.
I was given Trileptal 300mg as a mood stabilizer. I was just wondering if this is approved by the FDA as a mood stabilizer. I went to the official website, www.trileptal.com, and it says nothing about this drug being used as a mood stabilizer for psychiatric disorders. All I see is that it is used for epilepsy and seizures. I have experienced dizziness and almost fainted one time with it. I take trileptal 300mg once a day. By the way, should I get a an attorney and file a lawsuit against my doctor and the drug she prescribed me if it is not approved by the FDA to be a mood stabilizer and for the side effects that I have experienced? Answered by Randell Freggiaro 5 months ago.
TRILEPTAL is an antiepileptic drug that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is indicated for use as monotherapy (by itself) or adjunctive therapy (taken with other medications) in the treatment of partial seizures in adults and children 4 years of age and older with epilepsy and as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in children ages 2 years and older with epilepsy. You may have thoughts about suicide while taking this medication. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits. Do not miss any scheduled appointments. Trileptal Side Effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Trileptal can reduce the sodium in your body to dangerously low levels, which can cause a life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Contact your doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, weakness, thirst, loss of appetite, headache, confusion, hallucinations, muscle pain or weakness, and/or increased or more severe seizures. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: *sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; *jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); *fever, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms; *easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; *urinating less than usual or not at all; or *increased seizures. Less serious side effects may include: *mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea; *problems with speech, balance, or coordination; *blurred vision; * mental slowness, trouble concentrating; *tremors or shaking; *dizziness, drowsiness; or *skin rash. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) is currently FDA-approved only for use in treating certain types of seizure disorders. However, for many years, this drug has been used in Europe as a mood-stabilizer for patients with bipolar disorder. Okay, So I just looked up this information for you. And according to most of the sites, it is also used for a mood stabilizer. (mostly used in bi polar disorder) In bi polar you are constantly having ups and downs. -Not saying your bi polar. And I have been put on an anti-depressant before which was used for seizures. So don't worry. It is used for moods too. And the dizziness you are experiencing is one of the side effects. It was also happening to me when I was on certain medications. You need to tell your doctor about this dizziness. I got dizzy usually when I stood up. Even if I got up slowly. Just tell your doctor. You will probably have to get put on a different medicine. Hope I helped. Take Care Kendra <3 Answered by Lisette Berkhimer 5 months ago.
Trileptal Mood Stabilizer Answered by Gus Curson 5 months ago.
All anti-convulsants have some mood stabilizing properties, some more that others. Whether a medicine is approved by the FDA to be prescribed for a disorder does not mean as much as lay people think it does. Medicines have to be FDA approved for something before a doctor can prescribe them but a doctor can prescribe them for other things too. Being FDA approved for a specific illness requires a drug company to do very expensive testing. As an example, there is an anti-allergy medicine that says in it's commercials that it is the only one FDA approved for both indoor and outdoor allergies. That's true, but meaningless. All anti-allergy medicines are antihistamines and work on all allergies, whether indoor or outdoor. The question for you is whether the medicine is being effective with mood stablizing and whether there are side effects that are too difficult to deal with. If the medicine is not effective or the side effects are too bad then the doctor needs to try another medicine. With Bipolar Disorder it is not unusal for the doctor to have to try several different medicines before he finds the one that is the most effective for you and has the least or no side effects. Your doctor has done nothing for you to sue about. I hope that something that I have written has been helpful. Answered by Rosaura Agerter 5 months ago.
Trileptal For Mood Answered by Tambra Asp 5 months ago.
Have you considered spirituality? Look for a higher meaning in life. Exercise, too. Eat lots of avocados and nuts, they help to shake off the sadness. Sleep only at night. Take a brisk walk during the day. Get some sunshine. Read an interesting novel. Buy a pet. Find a new hobby. Start a support group. Visit Kaiser to learn about group programs offered. From experience, the meds do help. They control the physical doings of depression, while you are able to work on the cognitive aspects. Do not depend on just meds, but consider them a useful tool. They truly do not change your personality.. they simply allow your body to enhance it's inhibitor production, which depressed people lack. Ask about zoloft or prozac. I recommend at least trying to see how it works out. =) Answered by Darby Lethco 5 months ago.
trileptal approved fda mood stabilizer anticonvulsant Answered by Jada Binet 5 months ago.
I would only use extra money for that. If you need it for food, then I would spend it on that instead. Answered by Margarito Camino 5 months ago.
Is it dangerous to take both Trileptal and amphetmines?
Trileptal is a mood stabilizer and amphetamines are used to treat ADHD. I plan on asking my psychiatrist but for a faster response, do you know if it is dangerous to take both of them together daily? I know Trileptal is bad when mixed with antidepressants, alcohol, etc but I can't find any information on it...
Asked by Nikole Ezpeleta 5 months ago.
Trileptal is a mood stabilizer and amphetamines are used to treat ADHD. I plan on asking my psychiatrist but for a faster response, do you know if it is dangerous to take both of them together daily? I know Trileptal is bad when mixed with antidepressants, alcohol, etc but I can't find any information on it with amphetmines. Thanks! Answered by Jerome Mansel 5 months ago.
Trileptal is a mild anticonvulsant and has an off label use in treating bipolar mania. While it's prescribed as a mood stabilizer, it's a very old drug and is less prevelant than Depakote, Lamictal and Topomax. There are no negative interactions between trileptal and antidepressants, as they are commonly prescribed together to treat bipolar depression. There are no negative drug interactions between Trileptal and amphetamine. Unless you are eplieptic; you will not feel anything from taking trileptal. If you are bipolar, you may or may not feel something from trileptal. Answered by Jaquelyn Gianopulos 5 months ago.
For a quick response to your question, talk to a pharmacist. Answered by Carolin Trego 5 months ago.
How long does it take trileptal to work?
I've been on it for about 3.5 weeks, but I just started on the regular dose a week and a half ago. Is the time it takes based on how long I've been on the full dosage, or how long I've been taking it period? And at what point should I just go ahead and say "f-it, this isn't working!"? ...
Asked by Natalia Costeira 5 months ago.
I've been on it for about 3.5 weeks, but I just started on the regular dose a week and a half ago. Is the time it takes based on how long I've been on the full dosage, or how long I've been taking it period? And at what point should I just go ahead and say "f-it, this isn't working!"? How will I know if it's working? You see, I'm concerned because (although I've been able to manage--if just barely--to stuff it down and hide it, with a few uncontrollable waves of tears and depression every so often), my suicidal thoughts have turned into suicidal urges, and I'm not so sure what to do about that. I'm worried. Where before, it was unlikely that I'd even consider something like that, it's now become a very real possibility. I'm OK now. I've dissociated, and it's as if it didn't happen. In a few days I'll be manic again. But if the depression comes back, I'm not sure what will happen to me...what I'll do, I mean. How will I know if it's working? Answered by Mark Billock 5 months ago.
Trileptal ( medically known as " Oxcarbazepine " ) is good for patients suffering from depression but is a very bad drug in the case of a patient getting the tendency to commit suicide. This medication will just make a patient get more and more suicidal ideas and urges. Your best choice to fight your depression starts with a good treatment plan which includes education about the illness, counselling or psychotherapy, stress reduction, good nutrition, regular sleep and exercise, and participation in a network of support. When all these treatments are of no use then that's when You turn to seek help with chemical medications. I recommend 3 mg of Paliperidone ( sold as " Invega " ) to be taken once every morning. So get an appointment from your Neurologist and once You go to visit him/her, discuss my suggested medicine. For now You should reduce your daily dose of Trileptal. Wishing You A Very Good Health ! Answered by Collin Wineberg 5 months ago.
Side affects of Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
thanks for telling me your experience with the meds! Im a monster too lol, dont feel bad ;)
Asked by Carly Martyr 5 months ago.
I am bipolar and have to take some medicine for it. I crrently take trileptal and I was wonderin what are some negative affects regarding the drug. Ive read that it can cause growth retardation, acne, and some other negative side affects. Can anyone fill me in on some other ones that are common? Is there any other bipolar meds that are safer to take? Answered by Sherryl Meisch 5 months ago.
I switched I trileptal (1500mg daily split into two doses, one morning one night) when I was 17 because topomax was giving me kidney stones. I've noticed that I have odd dreams (not nightmares or unpleasant, but they're long, detailed, and vivid) I also had dizzy spells in the morning for the first six months I was taking it. I still have some mornings like that, but rarely. I didn't notice any change in my complexion, I've always had mild acne. I personally find the side effects to be mild, and would rather deal with them than have bipolar episodes (I'm a monster when I'm off my meds) I know that it's dangerous to take during pregnancy because it can cause birth defects. Trileptal is definitely one of the milder ones... Much much nicer than Depakote, which make you gain weight and can mess with your hormones. If you're really nervous about it, talk to your psychiatrist, and they should be able to either help you find meds you're more comfortable with, or explain why they insist you try trileptal. Answered by Particia Dewer 5 months ago.
Has anyone ever been on lamictal and trileptal at the same time?
Asked by Aimee Jeanes 5 months ago.
I have been on both trileptal and lamictal but not at the same time. Is your doctor trying to prescribe both at the same time for you? I am assuming that you are being medicated under the watchful eye of a psychiatrist. A family doctor or genral practioner can prescribe antidepressant/antipsychotic meds but most refuse to do so because of possible malpractice suits. At least that has been my experience. A good psychiartrist will know the meds better and know what works and with what. I asked questions of any doctor prescribing a new med to me. I ask about side effects and possible reactions. Do not be afraid to talk to your doctor. I am bipolar. After being diagnosed with this mental disorder, I was first put on Lexapro. This was after I thoroughly reseacrch the side effects and reactions of other psychotropic medications and vehemently refused to take some. It worked for my mental problems but it seriously balooned my weight. I then was put on risperdal with not as effective results. I changed psychiatrist. I stongly feel that a doctor, psychiatrist, or any health care professional is a part of MY team and I expect cooperation. I then was put on trileptal with very good results. We had to balance it with my other meds for depression. But it seemed to work for awhile. Then I ran into troubles with coming out of depression and getting a lift. I would feel better for a bit but then would dropped down below a level of balance. I was taken off trileptal at a gradual reduction in dosages. This has to be done so that I didn't have withdrawal and other complications. I was then put on lamictal gradually. The first pack of this med that I received was a starter pack that slowly builds up the amount of lamictal in my system. This took 5 weeks. One side effect of lamictal is skin rash. I guess this should be monitored closely. I didn't have that problem. Within a short time of starting lamictal, I began feeling great. If I was low and got a lift, I didn't fall back through the floor. My mood became more stablized. For me, lamictal is a miracle drug. I have been on it for almost 2 years now. I am enjoying a better life. I hope this helps. The most important point that needs to be emphasized is that you definitely need to do this under the supervision of your pyschiatrist. God bless. Go with the grace of God. Answered by Dorine Ailts 5 months ago.
TRILEPTAL...can it cause MORE anxiety?
can trileptal taken for Bipolar Disorder cause MORE mania or anxiety?
Asked by Kristian Vannortwick 5 months ago.
TRILEPTAL is a brand name of the drug - Succinimide anticonvulsants are used to control certain seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. These medicines act on the central nervous system (CNS) to reduce the number and severity of seizures.This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. This medicine must be taken every day in regularly spaced doses as ordered by your doctor. Do not take more or less of it than your doctor ordered. If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Your feeling ANXIETY is also one of the side effects and my suggestion is you should report to your doctor immediately and adjust the dosage or get an alternate medication. Best of luck - Answered by Audry Marotta 5 months ago.
i was taking it when i was like 12 and i was always feeling paranoid and things, but really i dont think medication works, i think it causes a problem in the end, cause then you either rely on it or makes things worse. but yeah it can have those side affects. Answered by Dacia Ficklen 5 months ago.
I am wondering about the drug TRILEPTAL for treatment of bi-polar, and the success of it????
Asked by Bernie Peco 5 months ago.
Trileptal is a mood stabilizer (bipolar persons tend to have QUICK mood shifts as if there is two personalities). Trileptal is also a mild seizure medication. It has a HIGH instance of RASH as a side effect. I know I had it. All over your body palms of hands soles of feet. I had to see an allergist who gave me steroids, benadryl, allegra, and vasaline to keep it from scarring. I would think long and hard about it. It DOES work but for me the side effects were worse than the bipolar. There are others that have been around longer. If you do take it and there is any sign of rash stop taking it immediately. Answered by Shavonda Brosch 5 months ago.
I only started taking it 3 weeks ago and so far so good. The only side effect so far was mild fatigue and nausea. (Compared to the other anti-deps I have been on, that's easy!) I also take Wellbutrin XL, Lamictal, and Ativan. I have tolerated it well and I do feel a bit more stable. I am not so much bipolar but depressed. I don't have the real highs but I do have real lows. I would listen to your body. I know right away if a drug is not sitting with me well and I have tried far too many. (under a doctor's care). Good Luck Answered by Dara Shula 5 months ago.