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User Reviews for Oxcarbazepine

Also known as: Oxtellar XR, Trileptal

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Cyclothymic Disorder 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Trigeminal Neuralgia 34 reviews 9 medications
   
8.9
Borderline Personality Disorder 3 reviews 0 medications
   
8.3
Bipolar Disorder 99 reviews 28 medications
   
8.1
Seizures 24 reviews 49 medications
   
7.7
Neuropathic Pain 3 reviews 3 medications
   
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Anxiety 13 reviews 56 medications
   
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Summary of Oxcarbazepine reviews 177 reviews 7.9

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Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) for Seizures: "My daughter is 5 years old and has been healthy, and has been developing at a normal rate. I heard a loud thud. I found my daughter on the floor. There was vomit on the bed and my daughter was on the floor. It lasted 15 minutes. It was so scary. She was jerking very violently, and her eyes were rolling in the back of his head. It was horrible. No one should have to see their child like that, my doctor is saying she's had seizures. She had an MRI ,an EEG,they did a spinal tap. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced vomiting, I could not bear to see my daughter going through this problem at the early age of her life. I read a lot of fake testimonies at blogs, facebook and website of people that was cured from seizure"

alfred marta June 14, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "This was the first and only medication that I have used, and within 2 weeks, I noticed a difference in my manic side, and my depressive side is nil. My manic side is triggered by slow and inconsiderate drivers, which makes it easy for me to judge how well it works, and if I am missing a few doses. The only downside to it is a low libido. I I was taking 300 mg in the am and 600 mg in the pm, and I just tried to up it to 600 in am and pm. That made my libido almost nil, but it did stop the frustration with any drivers on the road. I think I will lower the meds back down to what they were, or try something else."

   
9.0

bi_polar2bear (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 1, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I take 300 mg a Day 150mg am + 150mg pm together with Halodol Vial once a month and Cogentol tab daily for the side effects of the Vial. I haven't suffered from a breakdown since I started taking the right dose 4 years ago. I only feel dizzy occasionally, and most of the time blurry vision. Other than that it seems working good with my case! Lately my Dr advised me to try Stimulant 400 cap twice a day to help me stay active while I'm at work."

   
8.0

Ho$$m June 1, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I have tried almost every medication on the market. I am on a cocktail. I take 1800 mg of oxycarzapine, 600 mg three times a day, 1200 mg of lithium, 1200 mg of topomax, and 180 mg of geodon and this last increase from 1200 to 1800, seems to have finally stabilized me."

   
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Hlarkin May 23, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I told my doctor I have been allergic 2 like every single med I have ever been prescribed except benzos meds some sleeping meds. Lack of sleep can really imbalance the brain. Doctors have just thrown random diagnoses at me forever and I have almost died in the past from lots of them. My new doctor has tried me now on 2 antiseizure meds she says to fix anxiety - I had severe reactions to both. The first one, Lorazapam, I felt I was going to die of diarrhea (it's a bipolar med) and I swear I felt bipolar for the first time in my life from it. This new one Oxcarbazepine made me feel just NUTS immediately. I was doing great with the benzos and sleeping meds then popped an Oxcarbazepine and feel disoriented super depressed like my mind is scramble restless"

   
1.0

Casslove May 12, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Trileptal has been a life-saver so far in treating my Bipolar. I've been on the drug for a little over 10 weeks and I currently take 600mg/day split between morning and evening. For the first month I experienced extreme fatigue, dizziness and headaches. Currently, I only sometimes have blurry vision and I feel like my memory has gotten worse (but it was poor to begin with). I didn't feel like it was actually working until I got to my current dose about three weeks ago and now every week is better than the last in that I have fewer "bad" days. I've even started to have good days without being manic! I do have a problem with sodium levels that I only notice after exercise, but eating a pickle or two resolves that."

   
10

chrissssyyyy April 27, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I have been on Trileptal and just started taking it about a week ago and I have been in better moods from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed. I was on 75mg of lamictal for over 3yrs and it was working fine and then it stopped working. I have also been diagnosed with bipolar when I was young when they said that I had the beginning stage of it. I was just recently diagnosed with the highest stage of bipolar that you can go and my psychologist put me on this med. I am taking 600mg a day 300mg in the am and 300mg at night I am not drowsy or nothing just a little dizzy every now and then."

   
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Deej1985 April 15, 2017

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For Anxiety: "My son's in his late teens and has anxiety and A.D.D. He had also gone through episodes of depression. Other prescription drugs left him zombie like. Oxcarbazepine has been a miracle drug for him. It took about 2 months to get to the right dosage. Please keep in mind everyone is different. He was only allowed to move dosage up once a week then every 3 days after a few weeks. Yes he felt tired for 1-2 months but after a few months he says it's life changing and we haven't seen him this happy in years. He's been taking it for almost a year now with no problems. He takes 200mg caffeine for his ADD and it calms him down so he's doing great in college."

   
10

happyme (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 19, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Wasn't effective"

   
1.0

gtw2 March 8, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I'm on a cocktail of mood stabilizers and an antidepressant to treat the depressive phase of bipolar. Lately, I started getting dysphoric manic phases. If I take 150 mg once a day, I feel so much calmer, thoughts don't race, dysphoria disappears. I don't feel groggy or slow. I think I tried a higher dose & it didn't agree with me. I took it, then stopped it, and now on it again. I saved it for acute mania and it helped me come down when I was worried I could not. It worked right away. Calmed my agitation and did not cause a crash. Improved my sleep too. I'm also taking 150 mg of Lamictal, 80 mg of Latuda, and occasionally 1 mg of Xanax as needed."

   
9.0

Mia76 March 5, 2017

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For Anxiety: "My main issue was facing depression for years and took several antidepressants in the past. I don't have bipolar, but my psychiatrist decided to try a mood stabilizer for the first time since antidepressants weren't working and since I tried to commit suicide for the 2nd time a few months back. Trileptal has completely took away my depression. Even when I hit a bump in the road, I'm not even close to the person I was a few months ago. I'm able to work 6 days a week, have more energy, and my thoughts of suicide are no longer present. Having a BA in psychology I want to add that meds are not a "cure", but sometimes it is better than wanting to take your life and at least be an aid to help you get back on track."

   
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Psych Undergrad (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Made me feel jumpy and made me feel worse"

   
1.0

Range Randy March 2, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Works pretty well for stabilizing moods, mostly manic. I take 300mg morning and 600mg at night. Have been taking for about three years. Dr will not let me take more than the 900mgs. Headaches for a week when starting and during increasing dose. It does mess with my memory. I can forget asking someone a question three times and sometimes have some trouble remembering words I'm trying to express."

   
7.0

BBP007 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 20, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I am having problems urinating! I am experiencing confusion which is embarrassing as a teacher. Sometimes I feel my bottom lip tremble."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I've only been taking it for four days now. I am concerned with how tired I feel after taking the medication. My doc prescribed me a 600mg dosage but had me break it in half for the first three days. I sometimes feel weak walking around for some reason. I will give it time to see if it improves my disorder. I can report that I have no appetite on this medication but then again I also take Adderall."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 22, 2017

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For Trigeminal Neuralgia: "Female, over 70. Have had TN since 2007. Had MVD in 2013. Pain free for a little over 3 yrs. Episodes have returned big time. Back on Oxcarbazapene, but not totally effective. Prior to MVD, I tried upping the dosage from 300 twice a day to 300 three times per day which caused false gall bladder symptoms and depletion of sodium. I am having some blurred vision at times and nausea. If I don't take the medication on time, the shooting, screaming, electric pains hit me with full force. I still have pains throughout the day, but can deal with those. I live in fear that the bigger pains are going to hit me any minute. I think the Oxcarbazapene is effective with fewer side effects, from the information I've read."

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 18, 2017

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "I took Trileptal for nearly six months. The first thing I noticed with it is that I was always "up". I was really happy and I lost a bit of weight and the psychiatrist upped my dose a bit and then I was really really manic. My mania works to wherer I don't sleep because I'm constantly planning things down to teeny tiny details, and writing. It was fun for a little bit. It felt great. But then I was hit with the overwhelming sense that I wasn't actually happy, the drug was forcing me to be like that. Also, the lack of sleep caught up with me and I started hallucinating. I told my psychiatrist, who prescribed me sedatives. It became a cycle of wake up with this one, and use this one to fall asleep. Overall I liked it, but then I got pregnant."

   
8.0

Kat77127 January 13, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Tried a few mood stabilizers this year. Lamictal made me severely agitated and couldn't sleep a wink. Zyprexa turned me into the Cookie Monster and made me put on weight very fast. Put on this and have had great results. I don't get upset like I used to, and the racing thoughts have diminished greatly along with the anxiety."

   
8.0

Anonymous December 20, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "This drug has helped me so much, I used to be on a low dose benzo and an antidepressant and I felt terrible all the time, I had many racing thoughts about hurting myself and dying, I couldn't control myself at all when I felt anxious or too happy, which came followed by depression, but when my doctor replaced my benzo with this, the intrusive thoughts stopped. I got ocasional headache and dizziness (these are the only side effects i got) at first, but the side effects have gone away now after a couple months. I can finally function normally without terrible mood swings that ruin everything. I take 600 mg a day, 300 at morning and 300 at night."

   
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Anonymous December 11, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I was diagnosed w/ bipolar 1 at age 25. My main problems are rapid cycling and manic episodes. Though I feel I have received good medical treatment these past ten years (though not the first 15), when I had to stop taking lithium due to kidney problems, I began to lose hope that I would ever feel well (even for brief periods of time) again. I am now taking trileptal as a monotherapy, and I feel the best I ever remember feeling. My mind is finally quiet. I am happy when I wake up in the morning. I sleep soundly. You are in this for the long haul whether you like it or not, guys. Find a GOOD doctor and try this. It may take a little time to get the dosage and timing correct, but it is worth the effort. (No weight gain, either.)"

   
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25 years (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 9, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I was put on this drug when I was diagnosed with bipolar and it has made such a difference. No more racing mind, just calm and normal feeling. We worked to get the correct dosage and now I feel terrific."

   
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For Neuropathic Pain: "64M-Taken for several years for severe foot and leg pains, not diabetic. Not 100% relief but allowed daily functions most days. Took Tramadol to get sleep occasionally. Tried Lyrica with side effects so bad have gone back to oxcarbazipine. Sleeping more, daytime drowsy but Lyrica effects are disappearing after seven days"

   
7.0

neuro tom (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 30, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Omg, where do I start! I have been dealing with acute alcohol withdrawal disorder and have had anxiety and depression for many years. The drs have tried to label me as bi polar, but I don't think it's an accurate dx. Since taking this pill I have had vivid nightmares upon the first night taking it. I felt some relief initially and felt good for a week or so. I had my ups and downs. I took the pill without reading side affects, so that it would not affect my treatment. I have had a constant sore throat, crusty sores on my nose that won't go away. I feel drunk when I take them. I don't get a full nights rest. I was recently dx with PTSD They doubled my dosage and now I have agitation, restlessness, crying spells, depression and anxiety still."

   
1.0

Rhonda11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2016

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For Trigeminal Neuralgia: "This medicine was heaven sent! At first I wasn't sure I was going to be able to tolerate it but after a few weeks it got in my system and leveled out it was fine my pain from TN is completely gone I'm taking 600 mg at night. With no side effects:) With this medication and my father God! I'm doing good:) don't give up on this med give it time to work! Hope this helps :)"

   
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Josiesue67 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2016

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For Trigeminal Neuralgia: "I had an Acoustic Neuroma removed in August 2015. I have had terrible headaches and face pain for over a year. I switched neurologist and he stated that I just didn't present symptoms of Occipital Neuralgia also of Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have been on Gabapentin and doxepin with very little relief of the zaps and shocks that lead to like a muscle cramp across the back of my head that lead to a migraine like headaches. I have taken this for a week and this has helped immensely. I have cut in half the headaches and other pains. So far I'm happy with this."

   
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ttfaraway (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2016

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