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Review: Trileptal and Aricept





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Trileptal and Aricept together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Trileptal and Aricept. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 73 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Trileptal has active ingredients of oxcarbazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Trileptal 11,884 users)

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,465 users)

On Dec, 10, 2014: 73 people who take Trileptal, Aricept are studied

Trileptal, Aricept outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)
- Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Trileptal is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Aricept is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Rashn/an/an/aGastrooesophageal Reflux Diseasen/an/aFall
NeuralgiaHyperhidrosisWeight Increased
Herpes ZosterDepressionRenal Disorder
Memory ImpairmentAsthenia
ConvulsionDiarrhoea
AtaxiaMultiple Sclerosis
Drug ToxicityDiabetes Mellitus
Abnormal BehaviourUrinary Tract Infection
Somnolence
Influenza

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Trileptal is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Aricept is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FallUrinary Tract Infection Staphylococcal
DiarrhoeaDrug Effect Decreased
Multiple SclerosisDiabetes Mellitus
AstheniaProstate Cancer
Urinary Tract InfectionSomnolence
Renal DisorderAbdominal Wall Haemorrhage
Weight IncreasedTooth Impacted
InfluenzaCerebral Atrophy
Injection Site InflammationWeight Increased
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionCough

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Trileptal is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Aricept is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aConvulsionDiabetes MellitusIncreased AppetiteInfluenzaFall
Tooth ImpactedHypertensionWeight IncreasedAsthenia
Weight IncreasedOverdoseInjection Site InflammationProstate Cancer
Cerebral AtrophyPancreatitisRenal DisorderMultiple Sclerosis
SomnolenceWeight IncreasedUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionDrug Effect Decreased
Deep Vein ThrombosisSedationGastrointestinal DisorderHaemorrhagic Anaemia
Libido DecreasedHepatomegalyInjection Site HaematomaUrinary Tract Infection Staphylococcal
MigraineHepatic SteatosisDiarrhoeaUrinary Tract Infection
Pulmonary EmbolismAtaxiaBronchitisPelvic Haematoma
Confusional StateDrug ToxicityAtelectasisMuscle Haemorrhage

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • How do you cure tarry, black stools from aricept?
    I have had very dark, tarry stools since August. It's easy to find warnings about this side effect of Aricept but I have never heard and cannot find any suggestion for curing this condition. I would greatly appreciate knowing any actions that have cured this nuisance in other patients. Thanks in advance.
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Does "apraxia" of hand exist or is it called spasticity for tbi
    A moderate TBI secondary to a craniotomy effecting the frontal and temporal lobes.
  • Can trileptal cause a-fib
    I had an ablation. I got irregular hr on lyrica for neuropathy peripheral.md changed to oxcarbazepine. do these drugs cause a-fib. what is best pain med that does not cause a-fib or tachycardia.cymbalta,paxil Prozac caused atrial tachy and a-fib.?

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  • Had nms in 2005, will trileptal increase chance of recurrence?
    In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrollable shivering) continued & got higher. By 5/05 my temps were reaching 105 deg F. Husband said I became combative, refused to go to hospital. Early June/05 he came home to find me wrapped in blankets, with a temp over 105 F. He tried to place me in a tub of cold water, said I was rigid & screamed when he tried to move me. I was in the tub, speaking "in tongues" (his description, I have no memory of this). He called 911, took me to hospital. I woke, no idea where I was or why. After a lumbar puncture & 2 days in ICU I went home. The fevers continued...2 weeks later he came home to find me wrapped in sheets, towels, blankets, with the heat on full (it was in the 90's outside) he called ambulance again. I awoke to find myself under an ice blanket with nurses pushing large vials of dantrolene into both arms, several liters. Another LP, a stint in ICU...this time they told me it was NMS. The dr who dxd me said he was surprised I was alive, & not a vegetable, as my temp had peaked at 109 deg F. I suffered brain damage; short-term memory loss, brain can't control my body temp, my blood pressure went up. An arteriogram showed completely healthy heart & arteries, no plaque at all. I lost all body fat as well as some muscle mass. The fevers continued even after stopping the Seroquel. I visited my PCP for a checkup in 9/05, temp was normal. I started shuddering, my temp went up a full degree every 5 minutes. PCP admitted me to ER, my heart rate was over 272 B/M; they stopped my heart 3 times to "reset" it, which didn't work. I spent 3 days in hospital. Several months later my P doc tried me on Lamictal alone; I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I stopped the drug as soon as the signs appeared. I've been untreated, except for Neurontin & Primidone, until my manic episodes became unlivable. 3 weeks ago I went 8 days with no sleep, became psychotic. My P doc gave me Trileptal, which has evened my moods, but I've been getting low-grade fevers (highest was 103.6). Would having had NMS in the past make me more prone to falling to it again with the Trileptal? It's the only new med I've taken in over a year.
  • Could trileptal cause benign intracranial hypertension
    My Daughter is 9 and was on Trileptal for three years and just started to have severe headaches that lasted for two weeks and were quickly and poorly diagnosed as a status migraine. Another week of pain and incorrect treatments finally led to more tests and the correct diagnosis of IIH. Supposedly the most susceptible person (1 in 5,000) to get IIH in the US is an over weight female in her 20's. Based on my daughters information and the information on this site, Female Trileptal patients appear to have a 1 in 1500 chance of IIH and if you are female and also aged 2 to 9, your chances are about 1 in 250. Or 20 times more susceptible than heavy, adult females.
  • I have less pain from my trigeminal neuralgia when i'm manic.
    Has anyone had a relief of pain when they are manic?
  • Serious oxcarbazepine (trileptal) side effect
    My mom suffered from acute facial nerve pain for almost last 8 years which was diagnosed for Trigeminal Neuralgia. The pain started suddenly and she started and continued the treatment with Lyrica. In the beginning, the pain would go away after several months and start again in a year or two. However, the intervals between the pain periods narrowed until they became more often despite the fact that she was never off the adjusted dosages of Lyrica. what's more, her Dr. added Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)as he lowered the Lyrica as the result of extreme sleepiness side affect for Lyrica.



    As the pain continued without relief, the dosages also adjusted. However, she started a severe case of muscle jerks whenever she moved around like standing up, walk or used her legs or hands. She was not able to live without constant assistance due to the sudden unpredictable muscle convulsion / jerks (similar to "knee jerks" when stimulated). None of the dr.s could determine what was going on. Until ONE Neurologist who treated my mom during her hospitalization following a fall, said that the muscle jerks/convulsions were noted as drug Trieptal side effect. NO WHERE and NO other source my family or I had ever come upon warned about this. That Dr.'s opinion was CONFIRMED when my mom started to slowly get off the Trileptal. Unfortunately, I still haven't seen any warning about this side effect related to the Trileptal. Of course, we are aware of the fact that not every patient might not have affected by this side effect, however, as long as that Dr. advised us and the symptom does subsiding by Trileptal/oxcarbazepine dose reduction from my mom's medication, I think this is necessary to be immediately addressed and studied by the medical society and the Pharma. co. who is making the drug.
  • Zopiclone causing sweating and memory loss
    Been on 10mg Zopivane for probably 5 - 10 years. In 2013 migrated to 15mg Zopiclone. Previously experienced hot flashes 3 times a week and in 2013 has increased to 3 to 5 times a night. Usually I have 3 hours sleep, then after midnight the flashed start. In the morning there are sopping wet clothes all around my bed. Doctor has prescribed a beta blocker to alleviate the sweats, but there is no change. Short term memory is poor - could the Z pill be causing this?

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • This is for my father who sustained a traumatic head injury 8 years ago. He is able to walk, talk, eat, and be alone for short periods of time. My concern is that the concoction of drugs has increased dramatically in recent years; he suffers from extreme confusion, anxiety, agitation and recently suicidal thoughts. His mood can go from fine to very angry which may simply be the head injury; however, his gate is unsteady (has been for years now) and he's able to communicate that he's not right and can't think straight. I am very, very concerned that the number of meds and steady increase over the years is making things worse. It started out as a process to minimize and control seizures, now it's become a mixture that seems to completely snow him and I want to do whatever I can to make sure he's not missing out on a higher quality of life. I could write a book about this...sorry and thanks!

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used to treat memory loss. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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