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Trileptal Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Trileptal is used to reduce the frequency of partial epileptic seizures, a form of epilepsy in which neural disturbances are limited to a specific region of the brain and the victim remains conscious throughout the attack. It can also be used in combination with other seizure medications.

Trileptal Dosage

  • If you are taking Trileptal alone, then the usual starting dose is 300 milligrams twice daily.
  • When changing from another antiepileptic medication to Trileptal, then the usual starting dose is 300 milligrams twice daily.

Uses of Trileptal

  • It is used to reduce the frequency of partial epileptic seizures.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Trileptal

Before taken Trileptal medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Trileptal. Side effects may include:

  • Abnormal gait
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Involuntary movement of the eyeballs
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Uncoordinated muscle movement

Warnings and precautions before taking Trileptal:

  • If you've had a problem with Tegretol, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are taking Trileptal, then it can lead to a loss of sodium from the blood, resulting in a serious medical condition, left untreated, could lead to convulsions, coma, and death. So your doctor should carefully monitor your blood sodium levels during treatment with Trileptal.
  • You should tell your doctor if you develop warning signs such as nausea, headache, confusion, or an increase in the frequency or severity of seizures.
  • If you have kidney disease, then your doctor will prescribe a lower dosage of Trileptal.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Trileptal with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Trileptal with the following:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Valproic acid
Overdose

There is little information on Trileptal overdose. So after taken Trileptal if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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