Do the side effects of Trileptal go away?

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention Some side effects of oxcarbazepine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

Does Trileptal cause brain damage?

Severe. Oxcarbazepine has been associated with suicidal ideation (thinking about or planning suicide). It also can cause hyponatremia, which is a low sodium level. Hyponatremia is a serious medical condition that can cause brain damage due to severe swelling of the brain.

How long does it take for trileptal to kick in?

When will oxcarbazepine start working? When used to control a manic episode, oxcarbazepine needs to be taken for 1 to 2 weeks before you notice an improvement in your symptoms.

Is trileptal a good mood stabilizer?

Trileptal is a medication known as an anticonvulsant that is used to treat seizures. It is also sometimes used as a mood stabilizer to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Does Trileptal cause weight gain?

Common. Weight gain with Trileptal isn’t common—it’s only experienced by about 1% to 2% of patients.

Can Trileptal cause hair loss?

Some other drugs that are reported to cause hair loss are: Lamictal (lamotrigine) Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)

What are the long term side effects of Trileptal?

Dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, nausea / vomiting, stomach / abdominal pain, headache, trouble sleeping, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Does Trileptal cause high cholesterol?

High cholesterol is found among people who take Trileptal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Stress and anxiety.

Brain damage is found among people who take Trileptal, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month. The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Trileptal and have Brain damage.

Does Trileptal cause sun sensitivity?

Most of these side effects-should they occur-recede as the body adjusts to the drug in a few weeks. We have heard of a case of sun sensitivity caused by the drug (not surprising because Tegretol can cause this also). There is a drop in sodium levels (hyponatremia) in 3% of those taking Trileptal.