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02/02/2010 12:13 PM

Trileptal

Newmexnaomi
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Does anyone have experience with this one? The Dr. wants to start my 9 y.o. son on it, looking for any feedback.
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02/02/2010 12:45 PM
gardengirl
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You may want to go to the following link: http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=About_Medications

They've got a LOT of medications listed, with all kinds of information. My daughter has not tried Trileptal, but this site should hopefully answer some of your questions! It sure has for me...


02/02/2010 01:16 PM
Newmexnaomi
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Thank you!

02/02/2010 03:24 PM
owutatangledweb
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My daughter took trileptal for awhile. It was used as a replacement for lithium. It is actually an antiseizure medication that is used off-label as a mood strabilizer in bipolars. It worked well for my daughter. She was switched only because of the cost.

02/02/2010 05:51 PM
lillipets
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My daughter has been on this but it was while ago (years?). I can't remember why she stopped using it-it probably just wasn't working for her.

02/02/2010 06:12 PM
IHateThisIllness
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Yes - we've tried this one. It was early on (shortly after her diagnosis almost 3 years ago)... and preceded a hospitalization. My daughter was trying to get off Abilify (sleepiness) - so we were working through a cross taper approach. We suspect she was cheeking all the meds - which is why she probably lost control and needed the police here and ambulance to the hospital.

None of her doctors have ever tried this one again. I guess I'm not a very good help here. Since it was so early into her journey - compliance with medication was such a huge part of the stuff we had to deal with. Compliance has gotten a lot better, thankfully. It's been a long road.

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