I am taking Trileptal for mood stabilization for Bipolar Disorder. He claims it's the only mood stabilizer that doesn't cause weight gain. Has that been you experience on the drug?
I was on Trileptal for 3 months, and my weight didn't change.. I have tried almost all of the different mood stablizers and the only one that effected my weight was Depakote. I am a very slinder person, so it didn't really bother me with the weight gain... Hope the Trileptal works out for you. :)
Pippi4J, Everyone's body works different to medications. I would suggest that you give the medication at least a month to see what experience you have with it. If it turns out to be a bad one for you then you can discuss this with your provider and look for another medication to see how that one works. It's all a trail and error on these medications. Wishing you well.
I see your post is very old with no response. I’m so sorry for that.
Just recently I took it for 3 months and have 40 gross new pounds on me. Ugh. Psychiatrist just switched me back to Wellbutrin 150. 3xs a day with lorazepam 1mg each time and so far lost 4 lbs in 1 week. Appetite is getting back to normal eating. Lifesaver
Trileptal stunk for me. May work for
U. Good Luck.
I have been on Trileptal for 4 years it has not been the cause of my weight gain. When my provider adds something else to it than I gain but, it has been good for me as someone said everyone is different like the Depakote I did not gain on it or Geodon but, had tardive dyskinesia so had to discontinue both.
I have taken Trileptal for 10 years – at 1200 mg/day – for my bipolar disorder, and it has never caused me to gain a single pound.
3 years ago my psychiatrist started switching me over from the Trileptal to Lamictal (I can’t for the life of me even remember why I agreed to the change, as Trileptal has always been a very effective mood stabilizer for me – I think my doctor just wanted to experiment with my drug cocktail), and I gained 70 pounds in the first 3 months I was on the Lamictal!
I took Keppra for seizures for 6 months with diarrhea and weight loss side effect. Lost 15lb over time. Switched to this one 2 months ago and I’ve gained 18lb. Neurologist will keep an eye on my weight now to see if it stabilizes or continues to climb.
- Trileptal Information for Consumers
- Trileptal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trileptal (detailed)
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