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Trileptal vs. Topamax

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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 Topamax?

Side effects of Topamax include:

  • drowsiness,
  • dry mouth,
  • dizziness,
  • blurred vision,
  • constipation,
  • weight gain,
  • trouble urinating,
  • headache,
  • increased hunger, and
  • changes in taste.

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 Topamax?

Topamax (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 Topamax?

Topamax may interact with other medicines that can make you sleepy (cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety), other seizure medications, lithium, hydrochlorothiazide, metformin, atropine, belladonna, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medications, or glaucoma medications.

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 Topamax Be Taken?

Topamax usual adult dose is 200mg twice a day. Drug interactions include acetazolamide (Diamox), methazolamide (Neptazane), dichlorphenamide (Daranide), carbamazepine (Tegretol) and phenytoin (Dilantin) and oral contraceptives. There are no adequate studies of Topamax in pregnant women and it is not known if Topamax is secreted in human breast milk. Use during pregnancy is not recommended unless the potential benefit outweighs the potential unknown risk to the fetus. Topamax passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

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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. Topamax Product Monograph.

https://www.topamax.com/
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