About Trileptal

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About Trileptal

Trileptal is an anticonvulsant. The drug effectively affects joints and muscles, relieving epileptic seizures, as well as other symptoms and signs of epilepsy.

The drug is used in monotherapy for the complex treatment of epilepsy. Medication can be prescribed for young patients, even for one-month-old. After oral internal administration, the drug is quickly absorbed and distributed to the tissues of the body.

The maximum concentration of the drug is reached after five hours after administration. At the same time, food does not affect the absorption and the rate of distribution of the drug. The drug can penetrate into the bloodstream, so it often becomes the cause of the manifestation of adverse reactions of the body from all systems of vital activity of the body.

Besides, the medication penetrates the placenta and into the breast milk, so you should not take the medicine for women during the period of bearing the baby and feeding the baby naturally. The metabolism of the drug occurs in the liver. The drug is excreted through the kidneys with urine. The time required to remove the drug is between two and three hours.

In elderly patients, the time to reach the maximum concentration, as well as the time to remove the drug, is significantly increased. However, such patients do not need a dose adjustment in the smaller direction. Correction is necessary only for kidney diseases. Children can be prescribed a drug, starting with one month.

Composition and form of release

The medication is produced in the form of tablets, which are intended for oral internal administration. Tablets can be 150, 300 and 600 mg. Also, the medication is released in the form of a thick solution, which is also used orally.

Indications for use

Medication is recommended for use with the following health problems:

  • epileptic seizures of any complexity and form in adults and children aged one month;
  • tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children over the age of two.

Method and features of application

Take the pill orally with plenty of drinking water. If it is difficult to take the whole tablet, it can be divided into two parts. The drug can be taken at any time. Children younger than three years, as well as patients who are hard to swallow solid forms of the drug, may use Trileptal in the form of a solution.

Start taking medication with a small dose, no more than twice a day. Then the dosage is gradually increased, depending on the reaction of the body to the drug. The recommended initial dosage is 600 mg per day. Then the dosage is gradually increased, but not more than 600 mg per week. Thus, the medicine is taken until the necessary therapeutic effect is obtained. Do not exceed the dosage of 2400 mg per day.

If you need to stop taking the drug, then you need to do this gradually, you can not abruptly stop using it. It is necessary to gradually reduce the dosage until complete withdrawal. The medication is not recommended for patients who are less than a month old since there is no information on the effect of the medication on infants of this age.

Elderly patients need a dosage adjustment only if they suffer from kidney disease. Patients suffering from the liver disease in mild form do not require special forms of drug use.

Potential Trileptal side effects may include:

Trileptal used to treat the following diseases:



  1. Donna D. Calzada says:
    4.0 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    In the case of an adjunctive drug Trileptal – falithroma must be significantly higher in reinitialization of anticoagulation therapy, – 2 times demolition of anticoagulation therapy with a falithrom dose 1/2 – 1/4 or at 1/2 -3/8 for the therapeutic target range INR 2 … 3 or around INR 2.8 – to avoid demolition of anticoagulation therapy, falithromdose must be increased to 1/2 – 1/2 with an unintentionally higher INR value around 3.2 (greater risoko in INR outliers up)

  2. Lisa J. Robison says:
    3.0 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    Reducing the effect of falithroma

  3. Lucia T. Stutz says:
    3.0 rating

    Trileptal for Pain (chronic); Trigeminal neuralgia

    trileptal and amitriptilyn make you very tired, shaky and weak! I tolerated novalgin very well! L-thyroxine needs a long and slow creep! I have about 5kg of the drugs increased ;-( but my quality of life has increased significantly through this drug intake!

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  4. Bernice C. Ochoa says:
    3.0 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    Trilepta, Tegretal, Ergenyl make me tired, lack of appetite and do not work for me, even though the doctor swears by it. Topamax I have taken 2 years taken it has nothing. And I had 2 years within 1 year 2 times a surgery for Nierensteinen.Also finger away from it

    Side effects: Anorexia; Fatigue
  5. Rose C. King says:
    4.0 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    With Keppra you gain weight and if you take too much of it you are over-twisted. And have difficulties with it to go. With Ergenyl and Trileptal you become tired and the appetite subsides. I was underweight for 3 decades due to lack of appetite and was more of a cure for that. And the tiredness has influenced my educational achievements and professional achievements. Good for calming the seizures, for the day not so good. But I also have all the treatment methods by which my seizures come into question.

  6. Jose N. Jones says:
    2.0 rating

    Sweats, Trembling Hands, Insomnia, No Appetite, Disruption of Sex Life

    Side effects: Anorexia
  7. Donna M. Jones says:
    5.0 rating

    I was given this drug because doctors claim I am manic-depressive. There were already some drug experiments on me, which all showed serious side effects, including Trileptal. It does not appear from the package leaflet that it is approved for this purpose at all. NW: Severe fatigue, apathy to apathy, weight gain (although not as strong as Depakine or Convulex), significant sleep disorders (especially sleep problems despite all sleeping pills and relaxation techniques I know), strong mood swings, lack of concentration, sometimes strong tremor, always strong Hair loss, unexplained purple spots on the skin, itching, recurrent nausea, dose increase (over 900 mg), the sodium balance is disturbed immediately and double vision for several hours a day occurred. Trittico was also given to me temporarily, and the combination of these two medications for about 4 months led to a severe psychiatric crisis for sleep deprivation for more than 4 days a few months ago (I could not go back to sleep, no matter what I did) Sleeping pills were useless). For the most part I have had unusual mood swings since the first treatment. Currently, I have Trileptal for 3 months very slowly creep out with medical help, and 150 mg daily still have high fatigue to apathy (although no longer persistent), hair loss, blurred vision, about 4 times a week tremor at bedtime (which is falling asleep strongly disturbing), nausea (but now less often), difficulty falling asleep (which are already getting better, because the tremor is rarer). The concentration disorders have become better, I attribute this to now better sleep and lower dosage. The mood swings have practically disappeared. At the end of the year, I am detoxified and I hope that I have not suffered further irreversible iatrogenic disorders, as with other medications.

  8. Karen J. Landon says:
    4.5 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    Hello everyone, I’ve been taking Trileptal for almost 9 years now. I am an epileptic and I have to say that the medicine helped me a lot, because I did not have seizures for years. However, I’m so worried because the side effects are very serious. For example, I feel very tired and tired after taking the medication, sometimes I am extremely dizzy, bad and I see twice and much more. In addition, I am now in an age in which child planning already plays a role and Trileptal is unfortunately a major obstacle.

  9. Michael M. Irizarry says:
    4.0 rating

    Trileptal for Pain (chronic)

    Dry mouth and nose. ,, urinary retention libido loss, confusion anxiety states ,,.

    Side effects: Libido loss; Confusion
  10. Rene H. Mitchell says:
    3.0 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    our son niklas has now 16 months trileptal, is becoming more aggressive, with his environment apparently no longer clear. always feels annoyed. can connect with trileptal.

    Side effects: Aggressiveness
  11. Angela E. Daniels says:
    2.0 rating

    very aggressive since I take the drug. I often have depression and can only concentrate very badly.

  12. Suzanne E. Turnipseed says:
    4.5 rating

    Trileptal for Epilepsy

    Absense Epilepsy with Complex Absences Dosage / Conversion 2001: 1200-1200 mg 2003: 900-1200 mg 2005: 900-300-900 mg 2007: 900-900 mg since 2009: 600-900 mg My epilepsy was noticed by the fact that it was after several sporting events in the locker room ended with a seizure. I had spent so much on games that I just fell over and cramped. My Absencen appeared in the sleep, so that they were not noticed before. At the beginning of the treatment I had extreme side effects, as we started with the maximum dose for myself. It started with extreme tiredness and loss of concentration. This was followed by migraines, blurred vision and even double vision with dizziness and nausea after each intake. More and more frequently found word-finding disorders that developed into a massive speech disorder. At school I had the choice between sitting or changing school. After the dose was stopped, the side effects were less again. Currently I have only side effects when I take my medication not punctual. I do not forget to take it, but I have nothing to drink near it. 30 minutes after the regular intake time, my body begins to tell me something is missing. My hands start to shake or even the whole body, my concentration goes into the basement. No wonder after 11 years, my body is totally dependent on the stuff. Withdrawal symptoms with a dose reduction: whole body tremors, sleep problems, fast tachycardia, sleepwalking and depression .. over 2 -3 weeks – I spend the 1 week of it in the hospital.

  13. Carline K. Maclennan says:
    4.5 rating

    Trileptal for Trigeminal neuralgia

    Tegretal: Due to the high dosage, my eyes constantly turned upwards and I could not look straight ahead Lyrica: Is a strong painkiller, I often became dizzy and blurred vision came on Trileptal: is now about my 6th drug and the most tolerable. The pain is not gone but can be better controlled and the side effects are very low, as long as I carry the revenue at a certain time interval (min.3-4h max.300mg) …

    Side effects: Blurred vision; Dizziness
  14. John T. Cook says:
    4.0 rating

    Trileptal for Pain (chronic)

    Strong confusion and drowsiness, urinary retention headache, dry nose nasal mucous membrane lesions, small bowel palsy ileus constipation, sleep disorders, aggression, persecution, anxiety, libido loss, etc. The question arises as to how far the side effects are in line with the benefits of the medication: “It would Do not go just as good or bad without this amount of medication ???????? Greeting a suffering companion and hopefully a painless day

  15. Marcie J. Foley says:
    2.0 rating

    Trileptal for Depression

    Concentration difficulties, inability to absorb, impaired short-term memory, weight gain, increased liver function, hot flushes, sluggishness, lack of motivation, tiredness mixed with insomnia, flatulence, partial bowel problems from constipation to diarrhea, general weakness. Citalopram good for recurring depression, Trileptal to compensate for extreme mood swings, in part, you feel lethargic, more sensitive skin,

  16. Mary M. Smiley says:
    2.5 rating

    Trileptal for Depression

    great fatigue in the first days, increased apettit, nausea, under seroquel strong water retention, stimulated Apettit conditionally strong weight gain,