Trileptal Uses

How Does Trileptal Work?

During a seizure, brain cells (neurons) may fire as many as 500 times a second, which is much faster than the normal rate of about 80 times a second. Although it is not known exactly how Trileptal works to prevent seizures, it may work by blocking sodium channels in the brain. By blocking sodium channels, Trileptal may decrease the activity of brain cells, preventing them from firing abnormally.

Trileptal Uses in Children

Trileptal is approved to be used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in children with epilepsy ages two and older. For children ages four and older, it may be used with or without other seizure medications. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Trileptal in children.

Off-Label Trileptal Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Trileptal for something other than epilepsy. At this time, off-label Trileptal uses can include the treatment of:
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