Trileptal long term side effects

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666129 tn?1225305640 anyone on this? I like it but have been told need to stay on forever...any long term side effects you konw of? Thanks.
925572 tn?1246543631 Trileptal is clinically similar to Tegretol but because of the way it was updated its safer and doesn't require bloodwork. For some people its a good mood stabilizer. It depends. My experience wasn't favorable but I know for some people I know it was and it would work as an adjunct to Lamictal. The side effect profile is reasonably similar to Tegretol and its effectiveness about the same. You could look it up more on the websites we have linked up or the medication website itself.
Avatar n tn Hello Between ages 8 and about 28 I took, daily, a prescribed dose of Ritalin (between 20 mg and 40/mg per day) to treat a learning deficit that has always clearly expressed itself. Ritalin was very effective and the noticeable side effects were minimal. However, around age 20 I began to notice erectile sustainability issues which became increasingly prevalent heading into my mid and late twenties.
Avatar f tn If you find the Tegretol works well but you are getting too many side effects perhaps ask if it could be updated to Trileptal as it would cut out the neccessity of bloodwork which is a start right there. But if you find it intolerable Lamictal is generally a standard mood stabilizer and has been approved as one for first line treatment in the United States though I understand that the way the medical system works is different outside of the United States.
Avatar f tn I just started taking Lyrica 75mg 3x a day started about almost 2 weeks ago. I am confused b/c I know that Lyrica can cause some really big side effects and I can't tell if I am having w/d from detoxing off of fentanyl or is it Lyrica. I know it causes major weight gain and I don't need that. I know a girl who has been on it for a year and has my same med. problems.
Avatar n tn After a very frightening last 2 weeks of my boyfriend on Keppra my doctor did say to ween him off which I've done. Today is the first day off it and he still seems to have the dillusional aggressive side effects that I am hopeful after reading your post.....I pray to god that the old person before this drug comes back. How was those last few weeks for your son?
Avatar n tn Hello I take Seroquel XR and needed a side effect drug as I was getting sudden movements, twitches and tensing calves, my pdoc said that out of all the anti psychotics that Seroquel was one of the least likely to cause these side effects but I still got them. I have noticed when my dose has been lowered or when I forget to take it I feel a generalised ache all over my body.
Avatar n tn SS, It seems you have some experience with meds. I was curious if you have found any comments on the long term effects of SSRI's. I have been told by several I need to take meds. If I really don't need them, what will it do to the nuerotransmitters in my brain? Will I kill brain cells ect?
728313 tn?1260463229 I know that I don't have epilepsy, but my questions is what happens to you possible long term effects from taking it;s medication. I had a Shoppers Drug Mart give me Trileptal 300mg instead of my medication. My memory had changed some what and don't know if it's from it or not. No one has an aswer to why I am still living after taking those meds? For 5 days I had to put up with barely keeping my eyes open and my husband couldn't wake me for two hours?
492869 tn?1285022533 I started believing that I was dying. It's no wonder too, with all of the side effects I was having. Worsened communication skills (I'm already autistic), lack of short term memory, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, nasal swelling (by the end of two months my nose was visibly twice the size it had been), constant sinus pain, frequent nose bleeds, stabbing eye pains, and more.
Avatar n tn trileptal, there is limited data on effectiveness for bipolar. If it's working for you, no reason to discontinue it, but there may be bettter options. Are you experiencing any side effects from your meds?
Avatar m tn Have you discussed other medicines with your doctor? If Tegretol side effects are bothering you -- there is Trileptal or Gabapentin.
1011826 tn?1274496312 i was on trileptal as well as lamictal, never really had any side effects to speak of...but i DO know, and forgive the spelling, but those invoulentary twitching momvements that can become permenant is called (sp) tardive dyskanisia...or TD for short. some psycotropic drugs have this as a side effect, esp after long term use, and most dr's dont tell you about this side effect, even though its listed in the side effects. just another little fun dise effect of psych meds, huh...
Avatar f tn Just ask about a different one. Tegretol isn't used quite as much now due to side effects. Trileptal has mostly replaced it because they are almost identical but Trileptal doesn't have certain side effects so they don't need to do blood tests. The 3 standards are lithium, Depakoate and Lamictal. Every person has different reactions but I found Lamictal the most tolerable as for the side effects you describe such as cognitive side effects (the mental dulling you described).
222267 tn?1253305810 That sounds more serious even if its not from the Trileptal. I don't remember having any side effects of that severity on Trileptal. Just some cognitive confusion and sedation. Same as many other medications I've been on. Are you still taking Lithium? And if not how long were you off the Lithium? I believe Trileptal can increase the dose of Lithium in the bloodstream and if you had problems with Lithium and was taken off it perhaps it remains to some degree.
Avatar n tn I just read about the side effects of Trileptal, a few among them being rashes and mental sluggishness. I used to take olanzapine and Abilify (together) some time ago, and I went off it because of the mental sluggishness. I could give Trileptal a try but I hope that the sluggishness and rashes don't set in. With Divalproex on the other hand, my mind's capability is affected a bit, but not that much as with Olanzapine and Abilify.
Avatar f tn I wish I could take that again. Keppra is supposed to have fewer side effects than dilantin (especially long term side effects). If you get the irritibility and mood swings though it just doesn't go away.
585414 tn?1288944902 The fact that I slept better and it worked on what was obviously rapid cycling would not be a surprise as many mood stabilizers (Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Trileptal, etc.) were originally developed as anti convulsants. The fact that it has a mitigating effect on the dissociation/dysphoric mania of what they are tentatively terming tardive dysphrenia as well as the loss of cognition from what they are terming tardive dysmentia does point towards future recovery for others.
Avatar n tn I would like to also get info on any natural medications, my husband and I really hate to give her medications due to possible long term use effects. When you spoke about the shunt tap, you mean due to risk of infection right?? If the scans look good than can you trust that the shunt is in good function, cause there is still achance of tissue growth covering the cath right??
574118 tn?1305138884 Well although a psychiatrist could make a conclusive decision from what I know one antipsychotic at a working dose is more effective then 3 at a sublinical dose and there is less of a chance of long term side effects as well. Seroquel didn't even begin to work for me until 300 mg but and I believe that's the standard starting effective dose through only a psychiatrist would understand this in full.
405614 tn?1329147714 If the side effects don't calm down, I'll look into Trileptal instead; thanks for that letting me know that it has less side effects.
796506 tn?1370191905 I think it is a very informative read. Tells your about the irreversible damage brought by bc. Are you prescribed because of a condition your doc wants to correct? Or solely for birth control purpose? There are really other options out there. We should know our options and make informed choices regarding things as important as our bodies!
956292 tn?1334058469 Liver damage for long term use- in higher dosages- was given as a possible side effect and a mild warning for other possible side-effects. She started with 20mg 3x daily and had dizzy spells from the start and had to quit later, when she found out that she had impaired kidney function. The baclofen goes through the kidneys and puts extra strain on them. Now the sudden discontinuation -after just a few months on it- caused her some withdrawal symptoms on top of the re-appearing older ones.
Avatar m tn Yes you should. Any time any medication has any side effects of any kind you should let your doctor know and if they are psychiatric side effects they could discuss with your psychiatrist what medication might not have these effects that would help in the same manner. That happenned to one time when I needed an antibiotic. They can also check the physician's database online that only a doctor can acccess.
195469 tn?1388326488 they frequently prescribe medication designed for epilepsy. Of course, no drug is without side-effects. My question here to all of you...what drug or drugs do your doctor's have you on for muscle spasms? I would like to hear about the pros and cons of the drug(s) you are taking. This lady has been diagnosed for many years now and I seem to have tried them all. I have yet to find one that actually stops the spasm in it's tracks.
Avatar m tn I have learned through the years, that honestly, most of the people with the TRUE horror stories that involve long-term effects almost always involve a situation where a person stopped the med abruptly, without any taper. I sincerely hope you can manage to find a good doctor who can help you navigate through this. Please keep us updated!!
574118 tn?1305138884 It's off label to use risperidone for the depressive side of bipolar, but if anything, you'd want to increase it, not decrease it. A Seroquel increase is probably a better thing to try first. And side effects often decrease after a couple of weeks. If it's available where you are, Latuda (lurasidone) just got approval for bipolar depression. It might be too expensive, though. Also, have you tried lamotrigine? Abilify is another good suggestion.
Avatar n tn I take Klonopin and I pretty much tell people the facts about long term side effects but that information you got was wrong. I do have schizoaffective but that's not why I take it. Its a standard anti-anxiety drug. It does have a potential for a person for to build up a tolerance to it but I've taken it 10 years without a problem. All benzodiazepenes (anti-anxiety drugs in this class) have this potential but Klonopin is perfectly safe for long term use, in fact a lot safer than Xanax.
605458 tn?1265086851 I was doing great for 3 years on Seroquel and Lithium. I moved. I lost weight. I started getting a side effects from the Seroquel that were very uncomfortable, racing and pounding heart rate. Because I'd been stable for so long, my new pdoc decided I didn't need to be on the Seroquel anymore. When it was decreased, my moods went up and down out of control mixed episode crazy. They are more stable now that I am back on the higher Seroquel dose.
Avatar n tn He then agreed with me that we were dealing with BNT and started her on a low dose of Trileptal (a godsend of a drug - no real side effects that we've been able to see at all). Within 2 weeks, my daughter was talking up a storm - even counting to 10 in English and Spanish. Turns out, the other meds put her in a fog...and she was absorbing information like crazy, just couldn't verbalize it because of the meds. She's been on the Trileptal for a year and a half now and is doing great.