Trileptal Overview, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Warnings

Trileptal is an anticonvulsant, or antiepileptic drug. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures. The Trileptal brand of oxcarbazepine is used as a single medicine in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. Trileptal is used with other medicines in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.

Trileptal dosage. Give in two equally divided doses. Monotherapy: initially 600mg/day; increase by 300mg/day every 3rd day to 1.2g/day. Adjunctive therapy: initially 600mg/day; may increase by up to 600mg/day at weekly intervals to 1.2g/day. Converting to monotherapy: initially 600mg/day; increase by 600mg/day at weekly intervals to usual max of 2.4g/day; attempt to reach oxcarbazepine max dose in 2–4 weeks while withdrawing other AED over 3–6 weeks (reduce dose of other AED when starting oxcarbazepine). Renal impairment (CrCl <30mL/min): reduce initial dose by ½ and titrate more slowly.