Posted by june
on September 26, 2000 at 18:36:17:
In Reply to: Re: Trileptal posted by karyn on September 06, 2000 at 21:49:22:
: : : i am being changed from tegretol to Trileptal and my dilantin lowered for this and for the first time in 8 yrs they will be checking my sodium level
: : : why checking the sodium level?
: : : anyone else on Trileptal? how is it?
: : : anyone change to it from Tegretol
: : : thanks
: Hi there--
: What I do know is that Trileptal is sort of a
: newer form of Tegretol with less side-effects and
: less concern for liver function problems. Sounds
: like an improvement to me.
: Good luck!
they check your sodium because Trileptal can lower your sodium this will make you weak and depending on how low it gets you can become very weak and could end up in the hospital of course this would be a very rare happening so they are just checking as a precaution some people just naturally run low