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Trileptal Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- How should I take oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Trileptal)?
- What happens if I overdose (Trileptal)?
- What should I avoid while taking oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- What other drugs will affect oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Trileptal)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Trileptal)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Oxcarbazepine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of oxcarbazepine. Alcohol may also increase the risk of seizures.
What other drugs will affect oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- felodipine (Plendil);
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- valproic acid (Depakene); or
- verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with oxcarbazepine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about oxcarbazepine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Trileptal Information
- Trileptal Drug Interactions Center: oxcarbazepine oral
- Trileptal Side Effects Center
- Trileptal Overview including Precautions
- Trileptal FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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