Generic Name - Oxcarbazepine
Category - Anti-Convulsants
Generic for Trileptal* can help to control partial seizures (convulsions) in people with epilepsy. Generic for Trileptal* (Oxcarbazepine) can also treat facial nerve pain from trigeminal neuralgia.
Generic for Trileptal* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Trileptal* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Trileptal* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Prior hypersensitivity reaction to carbamazepine
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Trileptal*. Â It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Trileptal* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericTrileptal*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Trileptal* for seizures (convulsions) is 300 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 2400 mg a day.
Generic for Trileptal* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Trileptal* side Effects include allergic reaction (fever, rash, muscle aches or pain, hives, or difficulty breathing), confusion, difficulty speaking or walking and dizziness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Trileptal*.
Generic for Trileptal* and Pregnancy
Oxcarbazepine has not been studied in pregnant women. However, oxcarbazepine is closely related to carbamazepine, a drug known for causing birth defects in humans. Before taking this medicine, make sure that your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Generic for Trileptal* and Breastfeeding
Oxcarbazepine is known to pass into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects in nursing infants. It may be necessary for you to take another medicine or to stop breast-feeding during treatment. Be sure you have discussed the risks and benefits of the medicine with your doctor.
Generic for Trileptal* and Pediatric
This medicine has been tested in children 4 years of age and older, and in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than in adults.
Generic for Trileptal* and Geriatric
Following administration of single (300 mg) and multiple (600 mg/day) doses of Trileptal* to elderly volunteers (60-82 years of age), the maximum plasma concentrations and AUC values of MHD were 30%-60% higher than in younger volunteers (18-32 years of age). Comparisons of creatinine clearance in young and elderly volunteers indicate that the difference was due to age-related reductions in creatinine clearance.
The above information about Generic for Trileptal* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Â Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.