Trileptal is used for treating certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions. Trileptal is an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing abnormal nerve impulses in the brain. Trileptal is also known as Oxcarbazepine, Trexapin.
Trileptal may be taken with or without food.
It is important to take all doses on time to keep the level of medicine in your blood constant. Take doses at evenly spaced intervals. Do not skip doses.
Taking Trileptal at the same times each day will help you to remember to take it.
Continue to take Trileptal even if you feel well.
Do not miss any doses. Trileptal works best when there is a constant level of Trileptal in your body.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Trileptal suddenly. If Trileptal is stopped, this should be done gradually. The risk of seizures may be increased if Trileptal is suddenly stopped.
Trileptal Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Trileptal and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Store in the original container. Use within 7 weeks of first opening the bottle. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of reach of children.
Trileptal More Info
Active Ingredient: Oxcarbazepine.
Other Ingredients: Silica, Colloidal Anhydrous, Cellulose, Microcrystalline, Hypromellose, Crospovidone, Magnesium Stearate,
Do not take Trileptal if you are allergic to its components.
Do not take Trileptal if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
If you have a history of seizures, you may suddenly lose consciousness while you are taking Trileptal. Avoid activities where loss of consciousness could be dangerous to you or others (driving, swimming, climbing, and operating heavy machinery).
Hormonal birth control pills may not work as well while you are using Trileptal. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (condoms).
Trileptal may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Trileptal. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Trileptal must be gradually decreased when discontinued. Talk to your health care provider about the proper way to stop Trileptal.
Notify your health care provider if seizure control worsens.
Lab tests, including sodium blood levels, may be performed while you use Trileptal. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Trileptal should not be used in children younger than 2 years old. Safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
It can be dangerous to stop Trileptal taking suddenly.