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Read information about Trileptal below to learn about its common uses. If you have questions about this medicine, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist and be sure to inform them of all the medications you are currently taking.
- Use this medicine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get this medicine refilled.
- Take this medicine by mouth with or without food.
- Shake well before each use.
- Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
- This medicine may be mixed in a small glass of water just before taking/giving it or it may be swallowed directly from the syringe.
- After each use, close the bottle and rinse the syringe with warm water. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
- Taking this medicine at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
- Continue to take this medicine even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. This medicine works best when there is a constant level of it in your body.
- If this medicine is stopped, it should be done gradually as directed by your doctor. The risk of seizures may be increased if this medicine is suddenly stopped.
- If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
- Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medicine.
- All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
- Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; indigestion; mild stomach pain; nausea; tiredness; vomiting.
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, eyes, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); blood in stool; chest pain; decreased coordination; decreased urination; difficulty concentrating or speaking; double vision, changes in vision, or involuntary eye movement; dulled sense of touch; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; joint or muscle pain, swelling, or weakness; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, depression, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, behavior changes, suicidal thoughts or actions); new or worsening seizures; nosebleed; painful sores in the mouth or around the eyes; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent stomach pain; shortness of breath; swollen lymph nodes; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes); symptoms of low sodium levels (nausea, general body discomfort, headache, lack of energy, confusion, decreased consciousness, increased frequency or severity of seizures); tremor; trouble sleeping; trouble walking; uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness.
- This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch