Lamictal vs. Trileptal

Are Lamictal and Trileptal the Same Thing?

Lamictal (lamotrigine) and Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) are antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), also called anticonvulsants, used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications for treating certain types of seizures.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamictal?

Lamictal may cause serious side effects, including:

Serious side effects of Lamictal you should report to your doctor include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Trileptal?

Side effects of Trileptal in adults include<:/p>

  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • tired feeling,
  • fatigue,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • upset stomach,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • mental slowness,
  • trouble concentrating,
  • trouble sleeping,
  • shaking,
  • acne,
  • skin rash,
  • blurred or double vision,
  • dry mouth,
  • constipation, and
  • problems with speech, balance, or walking.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Trileptal including:

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anticonvulsant used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications for treating certain types of seizures.

What is Trileptal?

Trileptal is a prescription medicine used:

  • alone or with other medicines to treat partial seizures in adults
  • alone to treat partial seizures in children 4 years and older
  • with other medicines to treat partial seizures in children 2 years and older

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What Drugs Interact With Lamictal?

Lamictal may interact with carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, or rifampin.

Lamictal may also interact with hormonal forms of birth control (pills, injections, implants, or skin patches), divalproex, oxcarbazepine, or valproic acid.

What Drugs Interact With Trileptal?

Trileptal may interact with carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or valproic acid. Trileptal may also interact cyclosporine, felodipine, or verapamil.

How Should Lamictal Be Taken?

  • Lamictal doses depend on the condition being treated and on whether it is used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications.

How Should Trileptal Be Taken?

Take Trileptal exactly as prescribed.

  • Do not stop taking Trileptal without talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Trileptal suddenly can cause serious problems, including seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).
  • Take Trileptal exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider may change your dose. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much Trileptal to take.
  • Take Trileptal 2 times a day.
  • Take Trileptal with or without food.
  • Before taking Trileptal oral suspension shake the bottle well and use the oral dosing syringe that comes with your oral suspension to measure the amount of medicine needed. Trileptal oral suspension can be mixed in a small glass of water, or swallowed directly from the syringe. Clean the syringe with warm water and let it dry after each use.
  • If you take too much Trileptal, call your healthcare provider right away.

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References

RxList. Lamictal Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/lamictal-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Trileptal Side Effects Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/trileptal-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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