Trileptal® Oxcarbazepine

An antiepileptic drug in tablet form at 150mg, 300mg, and 600mg, and in oral suspension form at 300mg/5mL. It has been used by doctors in many countries for 10 years. Some neurologists have likened it to "Tegetrol without the toxicity" in terms of treatment for seizures.

Oxcarbazepine is 10,11-dihyro-10-oxo-5H-dibenz(b, f)azepine-5-carboxamide.
Molecular Weight: 257.27
Solubility: Slightly soluble in chloroform, dichloromethane, acetone, and methanol; mostly insoluble in water, ether, and ethanol.

Drug Interactions:
Verapamil, Felodipine, oral contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol and lenoorgestrel (hormones),pimozide, quinidine, alprazolam, diazepam, haloperidol, lovastatin, trazodone.

Common Side Effects:
Mild sleepiness or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; tremor; dizziness; rash; diarrhea, constipation, or decreased appetite; headache; or dry mouth.

More uncommon side effects include raised red rashes and rashes, difficulty breathing, ataxia, etc.

Additional uses:
Trileptal®, has had success in the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic-depression). Other anticonvulsants, such as Depakote, Neurontin, Lamictal, Topamax, Gabatril, Zonegran, Keppra, have also found to be useful in mood stabilization and as alternatives to Lithium. These anticonvulsants are used in conjunction with anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, or any other drugs necessary to treatment. With help from:
http://people.ne.mediaone.net/pmbrig/BP_pharm.html#Lamotrigine
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