Trileptal is a medication used to treat partial seizures. It is available in tablets and a suspension.
Trileptal can cause the level of sodium in your blood to be low. This can result in a serious medical condition. Tell your doctor right away if you experience nausea, tiredness, lack of energy, confusion, or more frequent or more severe seizures.
Trileptal can cause rare but serious skin rashes, allergic reactions, or serious problems affecting organs or other parts of your body, such as your liver or blood cells. Many people who are allergic to carbamazepine are also allergic to Trileptal. Tell your doctor right away if you develop swelling of your face, eyes, lips, or tongue; trouble swallowing or breathing; a skin rash; or hives.
Trileptal can cause suicidal thoughts or actions. Tell your doctor right away if you have thoughts about suicide or dying; attempt to commit suicide; have new or worse depression, anxiety, or irritability; have panic attacks; have trouble sleeping (insomnia); have an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania); are feeling agitated or restless; acting aggressive; being angry or violent; acting on dangerous impulses; or have other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
Trileptal can cause rare but serious blood problems. Tell your doctor right away if you experience fever, sore throat, other infections that come and go or do not go away, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, or severe fatigue or weakness.
Do not stop taking Trileptal without first talking to your doctor. Stopping Trileptal suddenly can cause serious problems, including seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).