Trileptal vs. Oxtellar

Are Oxtellar and Trileptal the Same Thing?

Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) and Oxtellar (oxcarbazepine) are anticonvulsants, or antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), used to treat seizures in adults and children.

Trileptal may be used in children who are at least 2 years old, while Oxtellar may be used in children who are age 6 and older.

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What Are Possible Side Effects of Trileptal?

Common side effects of Trileptal include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Trileptal including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Oxtellar?

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Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including Oxtellar XR, may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Tell your doctor if this occurs.

What is Trileptal?

Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) is an anticonvulsant, or antiepileptic drug, used to treat partial seizures in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. Trileptal is available in generic form.

What is Oxtellar?

Oxtellar (oxcarbazepine) in an antieleptic drug (AED), an anticonvulsant, used as an additional therapy as part of treatment for partial seizures in adults and children ages 6 to 17.

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What Drugs Interact With Trileptal?

Trileptal may interact with other seizure medications, medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection, and heart or blood pressure medications.

What Drugs Interact With Oxtellar?

Oxtellar may interact with carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproic acid, and hormonal contraceptives. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Trileptal Be Taken?

Treatment with Trileptal starts at a dose of 600 mg/day, twice daily. If needed, the dose may be increased by a maximum of 600 mg/day at approximately weekly intervals; the recommended daily dose is 1200 mg/day.

How Should Oxtellar Be Taken?

The recommended daily dose of Oxtellar is 1,200 mg to 2,400 mg per day. Adults should begin with 600 mg per day, with weekly dose increases of 600 mg until the recommended daily dose is achieved. Dosing in children is based on weight.

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References
RxList. Trileptal Medication Guide.

https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/trileptal.pdf

RxList. Oxtellar Product Monograph.

https://www.oxtellarxr.com

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