Trileptal Product Description
Trileptal is an anticonvulsant used for the treatment of epileptic seizures in children aged 2 years and older, as well as adults.
- Children aged 2 to 3 years (inclusive) are prescribed with Trileptal only as a monotherapy of partial seizures.
- Children older than 4 years and adults can be prescribed with Trileptal both as a monotherapy and as "add-on" treatment of partial seizures.
Trileptal is effective in the treatment of different types of partial seizures and can be administered to epileptic patients with:
- refractory partial seizures
- recent-onset partial seizures
- newly-diagnosed partial seizures
- secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures
The maximum recommended dose of Trileptal for adults weighing more than 40kg is up to 2400 mg per day in two divided doses.
If you miss a Trileptal dose, take it as soon as you remember or skip the missed dose of this antiepileptic agent if it is nearly time for the next dose of Trileptal.
Trileptal can be used for the conversion from combination therapy of epilepsy to monotherapy of partial seizures, as well as for the treatment of seizures inadequately controlled by one or several other anticonvulsants.
Trileptal should be stored in a tight container at room temperature between 15°C and 25°C. Keep Trileptal tablets away from heat, light and moisture, out of the reach and sight of children.
Trileptal Safety Information
In the first months of partial seizures treatment, Trileptal can reduce the sodium levels in the blood and cause symptomatic or asymptomatic hyponatremia. The patients, who use Trileptal for a long-term maintenance therapy of partial seizures, periodic blood test for quantitative determination of sodium concentration in serum is required.
Information about epilepsy published in Trileptal review is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care or pharmacy advice offered by the primary health care worker. The online pharmacy bears no responsibility for any discrepancies, errors, or misinterpretation of any materials about Trileptal antiepileptic agent.
Trileptal Side Effects
Typically, adverse reactions may occur at the beginning of drug therapy of Trileptal, they are mild and disappear quickly. Adverse reactions of Trileptal, which frequency is approximately 10%, include diplopia, headache, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, dizziness, and somnolence. Trileptal can increase the risk of infections in children under 4 years.