What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

Known as Trioptal in the UK

Brand

Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

Generic

Generic Equivalent - Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

Prescription Required

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    Description

    What is Trileptal used for?

    Trileptal 300/600 mg

    This medicine is an anticonvulsant used to prevent and treat seizures. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    Directions

    You are recommended to take Trileptal according to your doctor’s prescription. Your healthcare professional may change your dosage to achieve optimal results. You may take Trileptal with or without food, but it has to be taken twice daily unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

    The dose is primarily dependent on your medical condition, age, weight, and susceptibility. You may be given a lower dose which increases as your body adjusts to it. You are strongly advised not to discontinue it suddenly as that could make your condition worse.

    Ingredients

    Active: Oxcarbazepine 300 mg

    Inactive: Silicon dioxide, crospovidone, glycol.

    Cautions

    Some pre-existing medical conditions coupled with Trileptal may cause adverse reactions. Inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

    • If you suffer from kidney disease, mineral imbalance
    • If you’re on prescribed or non-prescribed drugs
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • If you are allergic to specific products
    • If you have a history of seizures, memory disorders, diabetes, and heart problems
    • Alcoholic addiction
    • If you take birth control pills

    Infants and children may be susceptible to the above-mentioned side effects, especially infections. Furthermore, birth control pills or hormone medicines may not work alongside Trileptal. This is why you are advised to discuss the risks and benefits of taking this drug. You are also expected to inform your doctor about your medical conditions before any surgery or prescription.

    Side Effects

    You have been prescribed this drug after much consideration; you may experience some side effects which may subside as your body adjusts. If they persist; however, consult your doctor immediately. Inform your doctor if you experience:

    • Vision changes
    • Rapid eye movement
    • Tremors
    • Bleeding

    Any allergic side effects such as rashes, itching, and dizziness.

    Trileptal, coupled with recreational drugs, may hinder your cognitive skills. Avoid activities such as driving to avoid mishaps.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2009

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