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(also known as Oxcarbazepine)

Oxcarbazepine is used in the treatment of epilepsy to control partial seizures. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to control seizures for as long as you continue to take it .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

Common Brand Names:

Trileptal

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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
1066
70%
Epilepsy & Seizures
264
72%
Trigeminal Neuralgia
29
76%
Depression
31
77%
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
21
86%
Overall, 72% (1504 Members) find Trileptal helpful
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Trileptal Reviews

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Working / Worked
Better than anything else
Working / Worked
Worked a little but couldn't handle the effects on my vision
Working / Worked
I'm not on it now, but it was a very helpful medication and I recommend it!
Working / Worked
Was working til recently
Working / Worked
Same problem as Seroquel along with excessive weight gain.
It works great. I've been taking it for a while and as far as I can tell, I've had no side effects.
Working / Worked
Fantastic mood stabilizer, took it when it first came out, lowered sodium level and had to be hospitalized. Dr. turned side effect into the FDA, it is now known so they know to check sodium levels should patient show symptoms
Working / Worked
Didn't work
Working / Worked
To stabilize moods. Seems to be effective as part of the cocktail of drugs I am currently on.
Working / Worked
I was put on 600mg a day and that didn't seem to work so I was increased to 900mg a day and now I seem to be pretty stable...for the time being!
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: trileptal
    fair amount of wisdom of the crowd here http://www.dailystrength.org/treatments/Trileptal [More]
  2. Discussion: trileptal
    Trileptal ( oxcarbazepine)is the sister drug to Tegreto (carbamazepine). It has an oxygen molecule attached making the more dangerous side effects pre... [More]
  3. Discussion: Trileptal
    I am on Trileptal for my Trigeminal Neuralgia. Has anyone taken it and had weight gain with it? [More]
  4. Advice: Trileptal
    Trileptal worked for me and eventually I graduated up to lamictal. Tegretol, however, didn't work. But yes, trileptal is great, IMO. DISCLAI... [More]
  5. Advice: Trileptal
    Has anyone had experience with trileptal?? feeling a little timid to take it [More]