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Trileptal

Trileptal is used for treating certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions.

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Also known as:  Oxcarbazepine.

Description

Trileptal is used for treating certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions.

Trileptal is an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing abnormal nerve impulses in the brain.

Trileptal is also known as Oxcarbazepine, Trexapin.

Dosage

Trileptal may be taken with or without food.

It is important to take all doses on time to keep the level of medicine in your blood constant. Take doses at evenly spaced intervals. Do not skip doses.

Taking Trileptal at the same times each day will help you to remember to take it.

Continue to take Trileptal even if you feel well.

Do not miss any doses. Trileptal works best when there is a constant level of Trileptal in your body.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Trileptal suddenly. If Trileptal is stopped, this should be done gradually. The risk of seizures may be increased if Trileptal is suddenly stopped.

Overdose

If you overdose Trileptal and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Store in the original container. Use within 7 weeks of first opening the bottle. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of reach of children.

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The most common side effects associated with Trileptal are:

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Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Trileptal if you are allergic to its components.

Do not take Trileptal if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

If you have a history of seizures, you may suddenly lose consciousness while you are taking Trileptal. Avoid activities where loss of consciousness could be dangerous to you or others (driving, swimming, climbing, and operating heavy machinery).

Hormonal birth control pills may not work as well while you are using Trileptal. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (condoms).

Trileptal may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Trileptal. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.

Trileptal must be gradually decreased when discontinued. Talk to your health care provider about the proper way to stop Trileptal.

Notify your health care provider if seizure control worsens.

Lab tests, including sodium blood levels, may be performed while you use Trileptal. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.

Trileptal should not be used in children younger than 2 years old. Safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.

Avoid alcohol.

It can be dangerous to stop Trileptal taking suddenly.

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A 70-year-old patient treated with oxcarbazepine experienced severe hyponatremia. The patient used oxcarbazepine (600 mg twice a day) concomitantly with diuretics (torasemide 10 mg and indapamide 1.25 mg once per day), perindopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, and amlodipine, a Ca(2+) channel blocker. The patient complained of a nausea, malaise, diplopia, drowsiness, apathy, decreased diuresis (creatinine clearance - 41.51 ml/min), and exacerbation of epileptic seizures. Sodium concentration in the plasma was 113 mmol/l. The patient was hospitalized. It was suggested that a decrease in plasma sodium concentration was caused by oxcarbazepine used together with diuretics for six months. Oxcarbazepine-induced hyponatremia is reported in 22.2-50% of patients, although symptoms are present only in 5.9% of patients. The most common symptoms of central nervous system injury, experienced by patients, are drowsiness, dizziness, decreased cognitive function, coordination impairment, etc. Physicians not always in time pay proper attention to undesirable antiepileptic drug-induced effects, which can be dangerous.

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Patients with an adequately documented history of two or more clinically definite unprovoked epileptic seizures within the last year for whom treatment with a single antiepileptic drug represented the best therapeutic option.

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ESL metabolites are excreted primarily by renal route and their clearance is dependent on renal function. ESL dosage adjustment may be necessary in patients with a creatinine clearance <60 ml/min.

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We aimed to assess the effects of antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after stroke.

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Several 'new' antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), i.e. oxcarbazepine, vigabatrin, lamotrigine, zonisamide, gabapentin, tiagabine, topiramate and levetiracetam have been introduced into clinical practice within the last decade. Most of these new drugs are at least as effective as the 'old' AEDs [phenytoin, phenobarbital (phenobarbitone), valproic acid (sodium valproate) and carbamazepine] and, in general, they seem to be better tolerated than the old drugs. The new AEDs might have less influence on cognitive functions but the aspect has not been systematically studied. Neuropsychological testing has been the major method of objectively examining cognitive function related to the use of AEDs but a number of methodological problems blur the results. Alteration of cognition might reflect a chronic adverse effect of AEDs but the negative effects of the drugs are only one of several factors that may influence cognition. In addition, subjective complaints about cognitive deficits (e.g. memory problems or attention) may also reflect other aspects of adverse effects than those concerning specific cognitive functions (e.g. mood and anxiety). This review focuses on studies of the cognitive effects of the new AEDs, and in particular on studies that compare cognitive effects of the old and new drugs. In general, the new AEDs seem to display no or minor negative cognitive effects. In studies in which new AEDs have been compared with old AEDs, there was a tendency in favour of the new AEDs in some of the studies.

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To examine the clinical effectiveness, tolerability and cost-effectiveness of gabapentin (GBP), lamotrigine (LTG), levetiracetam (LEV), oxcarbazepine (OXC), tiagabine (TGB), topiramate (TPM) and vigabatrin (VGB) for epilepsy in adults.

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The introduction on the French market of vigabatrin, gabapentin and lamotrigine has considerably diversified our conventional therapeutical schemes in epilepsies, as will be as amplified by the arrivals of topiramate, tiagabine and oxcarbazepine. Compared to the conventional drugs, these new products present more favorable pharmacokinetics, no or very weak interactions and a better tolerability, specially regarding the cognitive field. They should be used according to their spectrum of activity, function of their modes of action. In add-on trials on partial epilepsy patients all these new products have shown efficacy on partial and secondarily generalized seizures. Seizure frequency is reduced by at least 50 p. 100 in 30 to 50 p. 100 of the patients. A substantial number of patients can be rendered seizure-free with vigabatrin. Lamotrigine has a broader spectrum, as it is also efficacious on the different seizure types of generalized, symptomatic or idiopathic epilepsies. Main adverse events are non-specific central nervous system disturbances such as dizziness, drowsiness, ataxia, tremor or diplopia. More specifically, vigabatrin may induce weight gain and requires closer supervision in case of psychiatric history; lamotrigine which has also probable antidepressant properties, may induce skin rashs, rarely severe. Further data are needed for gabapentin which is now used at daily dosages which are two to three times those used in the initial studies. Gabamimetic agents may be worsening in some cases of generalized epilepsies, more specially on absence and myoclonic seizures. The most obvious benefits, some patients becoming seizure-free, are obtained in cases of intermediate severity, with a bitherapy including one of these new drugs. Developments in children are often delayed. Nevertheless the prognosis, including cognitive outcome, is considerably improved in infantile spasms with vigabatrin and in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome with lamotrigine and felbamate, the latter being highly toxic. For the moment in France, authorities have limited the use of all these new antiepileptic drugs to adjunctive therapy in epilepsies resisting to conventional drugs. But recent monotherapy data show similar efficacy with better tolerability. Once the pivotal, controlled studies have enabled to obtain regulatory approval, all these compounds must undergo a large-scale evaluation phase in order to better define dosages, long-term tolerability, indications and eventual contra-indications in the various epileptic syndromes, including children.

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The cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome (CCAS) represents a spectrum of cerebellar-induced neurocognitive and affective disturbances. In this report a patient is described who developed CCAS under a treatment with standard daily dose of the anti-epileptic drug topiramate (TPM). Cognitive disturbances consisted of impaired visuo-spatial memory, concentration deficits and executive dysfunctions. Behavior and affect were characterized by marked mood-swings and several disinhibited symptoms. After a gradual discontinuation of treatment with topiramate, a complete remission of the cognitive and affective symptoms was observed within 6 weeks. Functional neuroimaging studies by means of SPECT were conducted 2 weeks and 8 months following TPM discontinuation. This case report seems to suggest that functional disruption of the cerebello-cerebral circuitry, leading to CCAS, can follow treatment with topiramate.

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Oxcarbazepine is similar to carbamazepine in its mechanisms of action and antiepileptic efficacy, but has better tolerability and fewer interactions with other drugs. Very few data are available on the usefulness of oxcarbazepine in patients with intellectual disability and epilepsy. From January 1991 until October 1994, the present authors treated 40 patients with intellectual disability and epilepsy under the age of 18 years with oxcarbazepine. The mean age at onset of epilepsy was 12 months (range = 0-132 months). All patients had previously been intractable to antiepileptic drugs (including carbamazepine in 29 patients). The age at onset of oxcarbazepine therapy ranged from 0.8 to 17.1 years (mean = 6.2 years). Thirty-one patients (78%) received other antiepileptic drugs simultaneously with oxcarbazepine. The mean follow-up with oxcarbazepine treatment was 18.8 months. The mean maximum oxcarbazepine dose was 49 mg kg(-1) day(-1) (range = 21-86 mg kg(-1) day(-1). A reduction in seizures of at least 50% during oxcarbazepine treatment was observed in 14 out of 28 (50%) patients with localization-related epilepsy and in 5 out of 12 (42%) patients with generalized epilepsy. Efficacy was transient in three patients. An increase of atypical absences was observed in one child and an emergence of drop attacks in another. Side-effects were observed in 16 (40%) patients; in eight (20%), these lead to dose reduction or discontinuation. Oxcarbazepine appears to be an effective and well-tolerated drug for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and epilepsy.

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A retrospective analysis of electronic prescription and medical claims representing approximately 1.4 million managed care commercial health plan members with mental health benefits was conducted. The effect of patient adherence to traditional mood-stabilizer therapy (lithium, valproate, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, or oxcarbazepine) for bipolar disorder on mental health-related hospitalization was assessed among 1,399 patients (mean age, 42.9 yr; 66.3% female) studied. Reduced adherence to traditional mood-stabilizing therapy (< 80%) in patients with bipolar disorder was associated with significantly greater risk of mental health-related, emergency room visits (odds ratio, 1.98; 95% confidence interval, 1.38-2.84) and inpatient hospitalizations (odds ratio, 1.71; 95% confidence interval, 1.27-2.32), even after adjusting for age, gender, and comorbidity.

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Although there is a relatively high prevalence of both idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and epilepsy in the elderly population, and PD occurs more frequently in people with epilepsy, there are no studies investigating the efficacy and tolerability of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in people with PD. We describe the case of a 71-year-old man with PD who experienced several seizures. The initiation of antiepileptic treatment with oxcarbazepine (OXC) provoked a severe, long-lasting psychotic state. The patient had previously experienced similar psychotic episodes during dopamine agonist therapy. Because recent animal studies have proven that OXC and its active metabolite exert important dopamine- and serotonin-promoting effects in the limbic area, we assumed that in our case the OXC-induced psychosis was mediated by the dopaminergic system. We concluded that OXC should be used with care in cases of a constellation of PD and epilepsy because of its possible psychiatric side effects. The dopaminergic effect of OXC and its active metabolite might also play an ambivalent, but important role in the treatment of alcohol addiction and bipolar disorder; therefore, further studies are required to investigate its psychopharmacological aspects.

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In 19 cases there were no side effects. With one boy, the essential tremor worsened and two girls became more tired and drowsy. Three experienced less drowsiness and one less weight increase. Twelve cases showed no seizure changes. Five cases became immediately seizure-free, three of them for a prolongated time. There was a reduction in seizure frequency in 2 cases, with posterior disappearance in one of them. Three cases experienced a reduction in seizure intensity. In two cases OXC was stopped after 24 seizure-free months. Fourteen patients were still taking OXC, 8 in monotherapy, with a mean follow-up of 31.5 months.

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In drug-resistant epilepsy the use of VGB, LTG, oxcarbazepine, FBM and GBP resulted in at least a 50% improvement in 20% to 60% of such patients treated and in 7% led to complete seizure control. In the long term, VGB may lose its efficacy and give rise to tolerance phenomena. Another frequent disadvantage of VGB is poor compliance owing to the large number of tablets needed to achieve the necessary dose (2-3 g). VGB may also induce a worsening of myoclonic epilepsies and seems ineffective in absences; whereas it can induce a good response in West's syndrome. LTG and FBM yielded a good response in idiopathic generalized epilepsies and were effective in refractory partial seizures, West's syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut's syndrome. After being suspended because of the risks of bone-marrow aplasia and liver toxicity, FBM trials began again in 1995, use of the drug being restrict to drug-resistant partial epilepsies and to Lennox-Gastaut's syndrome. Oxcarbazepine has an efficacy equal to that of CBZ, but had fewer side effects and very few interactions with other drugs. Although GBP has few side effects and acts as an anticonvulsant in subjects with resistant partial epilepsy, some reports suggest that it can lose its efficacy around the 18th or 19th month.

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Oxcarbazepine and topiramate might cause hyper-tHcy, most likely because of the capacity of these agents to induce the hepatic enzymes. Because literature data suggest that hyper-tHcy may contribute to the development of cerebrovascular diseases and brain atrophy, a supplement of folate can be considered in these patients to normalize plasma tHcy.

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Pgp did not transport carbamazepine, but it did transport its active metabolite carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide. Pgp also pumped eslicarbazepine acetate and oxcarbazepine, as well as their active metabolite (S)-licarbazepine. Transport of the drugs was in the order of ESL>OXC>S-LC>CBZ-E in concentration equilibrium conditions. The transport of these drugs was blocked by Pgp inhibitors tariquidar and verapamil.

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A method based on high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection in combination with solid-phase extraction for sample pretreatment has been developed for the simultaneous analysis of the antiepileptic drug oxcarbazepine and its main metabolites in human plasma. The extraction of the analytes from plasma samples was carried out by means of a selective solid-phase extraction procedure using hydrophilic-lipophilic balance cartridges. The separation was obtained on a reversed-phase column (C(18), 150x4.6 mm I.D., 5 micrometer) using a phosphate buffer-acetonitrile-methanol-triethylamine mixture (final apparent pH* 3.5) as the mobile phase. Under these chromatographic conditions, oxcarbazepine and its metabolites 10,11-dihydro-10-hydroxycarbamazepine, 10,11-dihydro-10,11-dihydroxycarbamazepine and the internal standard are baseline separated in less than 9 min. The extraction yield values were >94% for all analytes and the precision, expressed by the RSD%, was in the low percentage range. For the entire method, including sample pre-treatment and HPLC determination, the linearity of the calibration lines, expressed by the linear correlation coefficient, was better than 0.995; the limit of quantitation was 15 ng ml(-1). The method was applied to plasma samples from patients undergoing chronic treatment with oxcarbazepine, both in monotherapy and in polytherapy. Based on the analytical parameters precision, accuracy, limit of quantitation and analysis time the method is suitable for routine application in therapeutic drug monitoring.

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National data from the Veterans Health Administration (VA; inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy) from 1998 to 2004 and Medicare data (1999-2004) were used to identify patients 66 years and older with new-onset epilepsy. Initial AED was the first AED received from the VA. AEDs were categorized into four groups: phenobarbital, phenytoin, standard (carbamazepine, valproate), and new (gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, topiramate).

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Increased nicotine metabolism in individuals using AED has implications for increased smoking behavior and exposure to more tobacco toxins, which warrants further study.

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Adult patients with focal epilepsy, who were prescribed with carbamazepine (CBZ), valproate (VPA), lamotrigine (LTG), topiramate (TPM), or oxcarbazepine (OXC) as monotherapy, during the period from January 2004 to June 2012 registered in Wenzhou Epilepsy Follow Up Registry Database (WEFURD), were included in the study. Prospective long-term follow-up was conducted until June 2013. The endpoints were time to treatment failure, time to seizure remission, and time to first seizure.

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Evidence suggests that there may be drug interactions between antiepileptic drugs and hormonal therapies, which can present a challenge to endocrinologists dealing with patients who have both hypopituitarism and neurological diseases. Data are scarce for this subgroup of patients; however, data for the interaction of antiepileptic drugs with the pituitary axis have shown that chronic use of many antiepileptic drugs, such as carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, and topiramate, enhances hepatic cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) activity, and can decrease serum concentrations of sex hormones. Other antiepileptic drugs increase sex hormone-binding globulin, which reduces the bioactivity of testosterone and estradiol. Additionally, the combined oestrogen-progestagen contraceptive pill might decrease lamotrigine concentrations, which could worsen seizure control. Moreover, sex hormones and their metabolites can directly act on neuronal excitability, acting as neurosteroids. Because carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine can enhance the sensitivity of renal tubules, a reduction in desmopressin dose might be necessary in patients with central diabetes insipidus. Although the effects of antiepileptic drugs in central hypothyroidism have not yet been studied, substantial evidence indicates that several antiepileptic drugs can increase thyroid hormone metabolism. However, although it is reasonable to expect a need for a thyroxine dose increase with some antiepileptic drugs, the effect of excessive thyroxine in lowering seizure threshold should also be considered. There are no reports of significant interactions between antiepileptic drugs and the efficacy of human growth hormone therapy, and few data are available for the effects of second-generation antiepileptic drugs on hypopituitarism treatment.

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Rosuvastatine exerted the greatest cytotoxic effect against HepG2 cells with an IC50 value of 58.7±69.3; in contrast doxazosin showed least activity with IC50=104.4 ±115.7. Repaglinide inhibited the growth of both HepG2 and HeLa cells with IC50 values of 87.6±117.5 and 89.3±119.5, respectively. Oxcarbazepine showed a potent cytotoxicity against both HeLa (IC50=19.4±43.9) and MCF7 cancer cells ((IC50=22±35.7).On the other hand the growth of EACC was completely inhibited by doxazosine (100% inhibition) while rosuvastatine had weak inhibitory activity (11.6%) .

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The prevalence of depression among consecutive Polish patients with epilepsy reached 29.1%. Less than quarter of them received antidepressant treatment at the moment of evaluation. Independent variables associated with depression included age, frequent seizures, and the use of oxcarbazepine or predefined depressogenic medications.

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Seizures have a variety of etiologies and manifestations. Descriptions of various epiletic seizures as well as electroencephalographic findings have led to a unifying international classification of epileptic seizures and epilepsy syndromes. The development of this classification system and the emergence of several new antiepiletic drugs have led to progress in the refractory pediatric patient particularly disorders which are traditionally difficult to treat such as infantile spasms and the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. However, there is limited data regarding optimal use in children. The childhood epilepsy syndromes are reviewed as well as the newer antiepileptic drug treatments - felbamate, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, tiagabine, topiramate, and zonisamide. Efficacy data and toxicity are discussed from both the adult, and when available, pediatric data.

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Rufinamide (RUF) is an orphan drug for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in persons aged 4 years and older. Several studies have investigated the pharmaconkinetics of RUF, but information about interactions is still limited and the results are in part inconsistent. The aim of our study was to analyze the effect of age, gender, daily RUF dose per body weight (mg/kg), valproic acid (VPA), and enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAEDs) on RUF concentration-to-dose ratio (RUF serum concentration/RUF dose per body weight), RUF clearance (RUF dose/RUF serum concentration), and RUF trough concentrations. Different statistical methods were used to evaluate 292 blood samples from 119 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. In summary, the results using generalized estimating equation regression models confirm a moderate but statistically significant nonlinear RUF concentration-dose relationship. At steady state, the trough concentrations of RUF increase in a less than dose proportional manner. Children (younger than 12 years) had significantly lower RUF concentrations (19.0%, P < 0.001) than adults (18 years or older) on comparable RUF doses per body weight. VPA was the most frequent comedication (51%) in our patient group. Mean RUF concentrations were 86.6% higher when VPA concentrations were greater than 90 μg/mL (P < 0.001) and 45.4% higher when VPA concentrations were between 50 and 90 μg/mL (P < 0.001) but not significantly different at VPA concentrations less than 50 μg/mL (4.4%, P > 0.1) compared with combinations without VPA. In combination with EIAEDs, mean RUF concentrations were 21.8% lower (P = 0.002) compared with combinations without EIAEDs. However, the group of AEDs classified as EIAEDs was heterogeneous and the number of patients, especially of children with EIAEDs, was relatively small. Our data indicate that oxcarbazepine and, especially, methsuximide decrease RUF concentrations as well. Therapeutic drug monitoring might be helpful because RUF concentrations differ markedly in patients on comparable RUF doses.

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The serotonergic system is suggested to be dysregulated in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have emerged as the mainstay in the treatment of this disorder. Oxcarbazepine (OXC), a second generation antiepileptic drug, enhances hippocampal serotonin (5-HT) levels. The aim of the present study was to screen the anti-OCD effects of OXC on marble burying behaviour (MBB) and 8-OHDPAT-induced disruption of alternation, two most studied paradigms of OCD, in rodents. Here we show that 8-OHDPAT (2.8 mg/kg) significantly increases spontaneous alternation behaviour (SAB) score in a T-maze. Fluoxetine (FLX), an SSRI on chronic administration (10mg/kg, 21 days) restored the increase in SAB induced by 8-OHDPAT in mice which is in line with the findings earlier reported for rats. Hence, we present the first mouse model of OCD induced by 2.8 mg/kg of 8-OHDPAT. Chronic administration (21 days) of OXC (20 and 40 mg/kg) also restored the SAB disrupted by 8-OHDPAT which was comparable to FLX. Likewise in MBB test, FLX and OXC significantly reduced the number of marbles buried. 8-OHDPAT induced OCD was associated with a concomitant decrease in basal 5-HT levels (88%) and depletion of basal CREB (32%) in the frontal cortex. Chronic treatment with FLX and OXC effectively mitigated the lowering effects of 8-OHDPAT on cortical 5-HT, and enabled an efficient recovery in basal CREB levels. Our results on FLX and OXC provide the indication that their anti-OCD effects in part, might be elicited through modulation of 5HT levels and CREB pathway.

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Medical management of brain tumor-related epilepsy is complicated by interactions between antiepileptic and chemotherapeutic drugs. We studied the effect of temozolomide therapy on the disposition of the new antiepileptic drugs topiramate (TPM) or oxcarbazepine (OXC).

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Cutaneous drug eruptions are to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used for seizure prophylaxis can range from a maculopapular eruption to severe Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. The aromatic drugs: phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, primidone, zonisamide and lamotrigine are the most common offenders. In contrast, the second generation AEDs like valproate, topiramate, gabapentin, tiagabine and levetiracetam are rarely associated with a rash. Doses of AEDs are often started low and gradually increased to decrease the risk of allergic buy trileptal reactions. Herein, the authors report a 46-year-old woman with malignant brain tumor, who developed a levetiracetam induced dose-related reticular eruption only after the initial post-operative dose 500 mg twice a day was increased to 1000 mg twice a day, and upon re-challenge when the slower titrated levetiracetam dose reached 750 mg twice a day.

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Comedication with phenytoin, carbamazepine, and valproate sodium were the major AED predictors of lamotrigine serum concentration. Comedication regimens with felbamate, oxcarbazepine, and phenobarbital were small but significant predictors. The mean lamotrigine CL was 43.2 mL/h per kilogram of body weight with lamotrigine monotherapy, significantly higher with comedication with phenytoin (101.3 mL/h per kilogram) and carbamazepine (59.5 mL/h per kilogram) and significantly lower with valproate (16.9 mL/h per kilogram). Patients had significantly higher buy trileptal lamotrigine CL when taking phenytoin, carbamazepine, and phenobarbital than when not taking those comedications and had significantly lower lamotrigine CL when taking valproate. The mean lamotrigine CL was significantly lower than that associated with monotherapy in patients comedicated with valproate plus phenytoin (22.0 mL/h per kilogram) but not in patients comedicated with valproate plus carbamazepine (33.3 mL/h per kilogram). No other AEDs affected lamotrigine CL.

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A 52-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man who were receiving carbamazepine experienced markedly elevated levels of its active metabolite, carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide (CBZ-E), after starting quetiapine therapy. The CBZ-E:carbamazepine ratio increased 3-4-fold in each patient. Levels of CBZ-E returned to baseline after discontinuing this drug combination. The metabolite can accumulate and cause neurotoxicity. The woman experienced ataxia and agitation while receiving buy trileptal quetiapine, which resolved after carbamazepine was switched to oxcarbazepine. The man was asymptomatic. To our knowledge, these are the first two case reports describing this interaction. Quetiapine may inhibit epoxide hydrolase and/or glucuronidation of carbamazepine-10,11-trans-diol in the same way as valproate and possibly lamotrigine do. If carbamazepine and quetiapine are administered concurrently, clinicians should consider monitoring CBZ-E concentrations.

trileptal 900 mg 2016-07-15

Neuropathic buy trileptal pain (NP), in view of its non-nociceptive component, is not caused by physiological lesions but by problems in the nervous system itself, whether in the central nervous system (CNS) or peripheral nervous system (PNS). This particular action mechanism makes NP a very difficult-to-treat condition, resistant to most of the commonly used analgesic drugs. A recent study stated that NP has an incidence of 1.24% over the general population, and this percentage increases if we consider acute radiculopathies and some recurrent neuropathies, frequently considered not only neuropathic pain but also nociceptive. Thus, the improvement of NP treatment has become a public health necessity. While WHO recommendations include a three-lined scale in pain treatment -including NSAIDs as the first-line drugs, soft opioids (tramadol or codein) as the second-line, and strong opioids (morphine, oxycodone, and phentanyl) as the third-line- some studies have found this rationale not useful in NP treatment. Based on several studies as STEP, Spanish Pain Society recommendations included antidepressant and anticonvulsant drugs as the first line treatment. Pregabalin, a new neuromodulators class drug, provides a pharmacokinetic profile than its predecessors (phenytoin, carbamazepine, gabapentin, topiramate, oxcarbazepine, and lamotrigine), and showed effectiveness controlling peripheral neuropathic pain. Thus, pregabalin opened the door to a new approach to NP. Other pain societies, such as the Canada Pain Society, have also included pregabalin in the first line treatment of NP. In fact, gabapentin and pregabalin are the current standard care in most of NP-associated diseases.

trileptal 1300 mg 2016-08-08

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are increasingly used for the treatment of several non-epileptic neurological conditions and psychiatric disorders. Most of the information available on the use of these agents in clinical disorders outside epilepsy is from case series, uncontrolled studies or small randomised clinical trials, and their apparent efficacy requires confirmation through well designed, large, phase III trials. With regard to neurological conditions other than epilepsy, experimental evidence for the efficacy of AEDs is only available for the treatment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain syndromes, migraine and essential tremor. Carbamazepine is commonly prescribed as first-line therapy for patients with trigeminal buy trileptal neuralgia. Gabapentin has been recently marketed for the management of neuropathic pain syndromes, particularly diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia. Valproic acid (sodium valproate), in the form of divalproex sodium, is approved for migraine prophylaxis. Primidone can be considered a valuable option for the treatment of essential tremor. AEDs are also used to treat psychiatric conditions, in particular bipolar disorder. So far, the most commonly utilized AEDs in the treatment of this disorder have been carbamazepine and valproic acid, which have showed an antimanic efficacy and a probable long-term, mood-stabilizing effect in many bipolar patients, including those refractory or intolerant to lithium. The availability of a new generation of AEDs has broadened the therapeutic options in bipolar disorder. Lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin and topiramate appear to be promising in the treatment of refractory bipolar disorder, as a monotherapy as well as in combination with traditional mood stabilizers. In addition, newer AEDs appear to have a more favourable tolerability and drug interaction profile as compared to older compounds, so thus improving compliance to treatment.

trileptal epilepsy medication 2016-09-20

TPM produced no significant change in any of the four target buy trileptal EEG measures or on the AMT, even though several target cognitive tests revealed moderate or greater negative effects. There were also no significant changes in the placebo group. GBP slowed the peak and median frequency EEG measures and increased the percentage of theta and delta activity. Neither TPM, GBP, nor placebo caused a significant increase in drowsiness on the AMT.

trileptal maximum dose 2015-09-13

We systematically evaluated data from randomized controlled trials that compared adjunctive therapy with a second-generation AED (gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, pregabalin, tiagabine, topIramate, or zonisamide) vs placebo for partial epilepsy and that reported dose-specific rates of ataxia or Imbalance for each group. Random-effects meta-analysis was used to pool ratios (risk ratio [RR]) and associated 95% confidence Intervals to determine whether there was evidence of an overall buy trileptal AED class effect or a dose-response effect and whether there were differences between Individual AEDs.

trileptal versus generic 2017-05-31

There have been very few well-controlled, randomized, placebo-controlled studies in trigeminal neuralgia, buy trileptal and the majority of drugs have had other primary uses. Due to the severity of the pain, minimizing the time a patient is administered placebo was a key factor in designing this study. This study will not only provide data on the efficacy of CNV1014802 in trigeminal neuralgia, but will also provide information on the effectiveness and acceptability of a novel trial design in trigeminal neuralgia.

trileptal generic oxcarbazepine 2015-08-19

To evaluate the effects buy trileptal of oxcarbazepine when used as an add-on treatment for drug-resistant partial epilepsy.

trileptal max dose 2016-08-07

Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia is a rare episodic movement disorder that can be isolated or associated with benign infantile seizures as part of choreoathetosis syndrome. Mutations in the PRRT2 gene have been recently identified as a cause of paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia and infantile convulsion and choreoathetosis (ICCA). We reported a PRRT2 heterozygous mutation (c.604-607delTCAC, p.S202Hfs*25) in a 3-generation Chinese family with infantile convulsion and choreoathetosis and paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia. The mutation was present in 5 family members, of which 4 were clinically affected buy trileptal and 1 was an obligate carrier with reduced penetrance of PRRT2. The affected carriers of this mutation presented with a similar type of infantile convulsion during early childhood and developed additional paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia symptoms later in life. In addition, they all had a dramatic clinical response to oxcarbazepine/phenytoin therapy. Reduced penetrance of the PRRT2 mutation in this family could warrant genetic counseling.

trileptal yellow pill 2015-09-25

Our findings indicate that OXC does not affect buy trileptal the elimination of risperidone and olanzapine, thus confirming its weak inducing effect on hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes.

trileptal 500 mg 2017-04-26

Measures to correct vitamin buy trileptal D deficiency, calcium intake should be taken.

trileptal pill 2015-10-18

With isobolography, it was observed that the combination of LCZ and TPM, at the fixed ratios of 1:1 and 3:1, was supraadditive (synergistic; p < 0.05), whereas LCZ with TPM at the fixed ratio of 1:3 and LCZ combined with LTG, FBM, or OXC at the fixed ratios of 1:3, 1:1, and 3:1 were associated with additive interactions. Moreover, the isobolographic analysis in the chimney test revealed that only one combination tested (LCZ and TPM at the fixed ratio of 1:1) was subadditive (antagonistic; p < 0.05), whereas the remaining combinations of LCZ with LTG, FBM, or OXC (at the fixed ratios of 1:3, 1:1, and 3:1) barely displayed additivity. However, these combinations were associated with significant pharmacokinetic interactions, in that LCZ increased brain TPM (94%), OXC (21%), FBM (46%), and LTG (8%) concentrations. In addition, brain LCZ concentrations were decreased by TPM (26%), OXC (37%), LTG (42%), and FBM (19%). None of the examined combinations between LCZ and TPM, OXC, LTG, and FBM altered long-term memory in the step-through passive Lasix Buy -avoidance task.

trileptal alcohol 2017-03-13

The goal of this study is to (1) provide clinically Protonix Medication Uses useful, previously unpublished comparative analyses of seizure-freedom rates for newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and (2) recommend a standard for data presentation and analysis.

trileptal pediatric dose 2017-11-23

To investigate the cutaneous adverse reactions to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), clinical characteristic and the association with HLA-B*1502. Cialis 10mg Review

trileptal overdose treatment 2015-12-31

Sixty-two placebo-controlled (12,902 patients) and eight head-to-head Aricept Generic Canada RCTs (1,370 patients) were included. Pooled ORs for responder and withdrawal rates (vs. placebo) were 3.00 [95% confidence interval (CI) 2.63-3.41] and 1.48 (1.30-1.68), respectively. Indirect comparisons of responder rate based on relative measurements of treatment effect (ORs) favored topiramate (1.52; 1.06-2.20) in comparison to all other AEDs, whereas gabapentin (0.67; 0.46-0.97) and lacosamide (0.66; 0.48-0.92) were less efficacious, without significant heterogeneity. When analyses were based on absolute estimates (NNTs), topiramate and levetiracetam were more efficacious, whereas gabapentin and tiagabine were less efficacious. Withdrawal rate was higher with oxcarbazepine (OR 1.60; 1.12-2.29) and topiramate (OR 1.68; 1.07-2.63), and lower with gabapentin (OR 0.65; 0.42-1.00) and levetiracetam (OR 0.62; 0.43-0.89).

trileptal pills 2017-12-24

VPA and OXC trigger apoptotic and degenerative effects on rat uterine and ovarian cells. VPA also Voltaren Gel Generic prevents implantation of embryo to the uterus and causes abortion via endometrial eosinophil infiltration.

trileptal and alcohol 2016-08-25

Placebo-controlled studies with positive results support the adjunctive use of five agents including valproate, olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, and haloperidol. Agents with only negative or failed placebo-controlled studies included carbamazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine, topiramate, oxcarbazepine, and ziprasidone. We found no placebo-controlled study of many commonly used agents including lithium, aripiprazole, and clozapine. No studies Daily Valtrex Review explicitly excluded subjects, based on prior treatment with the monotherapy being offered and several studies limited randomization to patients with documented inadequate response to the monotherapy arm.

trileptal 10 mg 2016-09-06

Carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, and valproate, but not lamotrigine or levetiracetam, were associated with impaired early language abilities at the age of seven months. The general speed of visuospatial orienting or attentional bias for faces measured by eye-tracker-based tests did not differ Micardis Overdose between AED-exposed and control infants.

trileptal brand name 2016-10-06

A very simple and fast method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of the new generation antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) lamotrigine (LTG), oxcarbazepine's (OXC) main active metabolite monohydroxycarbamazepine and felbamate in plasma of patients with epilepsy using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with spectrophotometric detection. Plasma sample (500 microL) pre-treatment was based on simple deproteinization by acetonitrile. Liquid chromatographic analysis was carried out on a Synergi 4 microm Hydro-RP, 150 mm x 4 mm I.D. column, using a mixture of potassium dihydrogen phosphate buffer (50mM, pH 4.5) and acetonitrile/methanol (3/1) (65:35, v/v) as the mobile phase, at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. The UV detector was set at 210 nm. Calibration curves were linear (mean correlation coefficient >0.999 90 Mg Motilium for all the three analytes) over a range of 1-20 mg/mL for lamotrigine, 2-40 microg/mL for monohydroxycarbamazepine and 10-120 microg/mL for felbamate. Both intra and interassay precision and accuracy were lower than 7.5% for all three analytes. Absolute recoveries ranged between 100 and 104%. The present procedure describes for the first time the simultaneous determination of these three new antiepileptic drugs. The simple sample pre-treatment, combined with the fast chromatographic run permit rapid processing of a large series of patient samples.

trileptal overdose emedicine 2017-02-03

In conclusion, in patients with solitary cysticercus granuloma, a family history of seizures, serial seizures and calcification Desyrel Cough Medicine of the granuloma, and in patients with a calcified brain lesion, electroencephalographic abnormalities, family history of epilepsy and serial seizures were associated with an increased risk of seizure recurrence.

trileptal 2400 mg 2015-12-20

Increased nicotine metabolism in individuals using AED has implications for increased smoking behavior and exposure to more tobacco toxins, which warrants further study.

trileptal suspension 2015-05-18

Essential erythermalgia is a rare acrosyndrome that is difficult to treat. Herein, we report a new case unusual in terms of both the associated partial epileptic seizures and of the favourable outcome achieved through antiepileptic treatment with oxcarbazepine.

trileptal drug 2015-12-21

Calcification of basal ganglia or Fahr's syndrome is a rare disease characterized by bilateral and symmetrical intracranial deposition of calcium mainly in cerebral basal ganglia. Motor and neuropsychiatric symptoms are prominent features. We report a case presented with a few motor symptoms, features of delirium and prominent psychiatric symptoms (disorganized behavior) predominantly evident after the improvement in delirium. Radiological findings were suggestive of bilateral basal ganglia calcification. Parathyroid hormone levels were low with no significant findings in other investigations and negative family history. Patient showed significant improvement in behavioral disturbances with risperidone, low dose of lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, and memantine.

trileptal patient reviews 2016-01-10

To determine the risk factors for hyponatremia in patients with epilepsy treated with oxcarbazepine (OXC).

trileptal generic 2016-03-11

Unverricht-Lundborg disease (EPM1) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by onset from age six to 15 years, stimulus-sensitive myoclonus, and tonic-clonic epileptic seizures. Some years after the onset, ataxia, incoordination, intentional tremor, and dysarthria develop. Individuals with EPM1 are mentally alert but show emotional lability, depression, and mild decline in intellectual performance over time.

trileptal tablets 2017-10-01

The anticonvulsant effects produced by mixtures of oxcarbazepine and gabapentin (two second-generation antiepileptic drugs) in numerous fixed-ratio combinations of 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10, 1:15, and 1:20 were examined isobolographically in the mouse maximal electroshock seizure model. Results displayed that mixtures of both drugs at the fixed-ratios of 1:2, 1:5, 1:10, 1:15, and 1:20 exerted supra-additive (synergistic) interactions against electroconvulsions. Only a fixed-ratio of 1:1 was indifferent with isobolography, although the combination displayed the trend towards supra-additivity. Furthermore, the combinations of oxcarbazepine with gabapentin, administered at their median effective doses (ED(50 mix)s), did not alter motor performance of animals challenged with the chimney test. Additionally, neither gabapentin nor oxcarbazepine affected total brain concentrations of co-administered drug, indicating a pharmacodynamic nature of interaction between these antiepileptics. Finally, based on preclinical data presented here the combination of oxcarbazepine and gabapentin is of particular importance for further therapy in patients with refractory partial seizures.

trileptal drug rash 2017-10-01

Caffeine has been reported to be proconvulsant and to reduce the anticonvulsant efficacy of a variety of antiepileptic drugs (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproate and topiramate) in animal models of epilepsy and to increase seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy. Using the mouse maximal electroshock model, the present study was undertaken so as to ascertain whether caffeine affects the anticonvulsant efficacy of the new antiepileptic drugs lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine and tiagabine. The results indicate that neither acute nor chronic caffeine administration (up to 46.2 mg/kg) affected the ED(50) values of oxcarbazepine or lamotrigine against maximal electroshock. Similarly, caffeine did not modify the tiagabine electroconvulsive threshold. Furthermore, caffeine had no effect on oxcarbazepine, lamotrigine and tiagabine associated adverse effects such as impairment of motor coordination (measured by the chimney test) or long-term memory (measured by the passive avoidance task). Concurrent plasma concentration measurements revealed no significant effect on lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine concentrations. For tiagabine, however, chronic caffeine (4 mg/kg) administration was associated with an increase in tiagabine concentrations. In conclusion, caffeine did not impair the anticonvulsant effects of lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, or tiagabine as assessed by electroconvulsions in mice. Also, caffeine was without effect upon the adverse potential of the studied antiepileptic drugs. Thus caffeine may not necessarily adversely affect the efficacy of all antiepileptic drugs and this is an important observation.

trileptal drug interactions 2017-05-25

During inpatient treatment, valuable data are generated, which are currently rarely utilized for pharmacoepidemiologic or pharmacovigilance purposes. A systematic evaluation of these data can increase the probability of detecting ADRs and can promote real-life-related drug surveillance.