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Re: Tegretol VS Tegretol XR VS Trileptal

Posted by qbsbrown on August 10, 2009, at 16:23:09

In reply to Re: Tegretol VS Tegretol XR VS Trileptal qbsbrown, posted by yxibow on August 7, 2009, at 23:09:42

> > I began taking tegretol the other week. It seemed to work really well for a couple of hours, then poop out. So logically thinking, I thought that the XR version would be much better.
> >
> > Turns out to me, that the XR version turned out to act exactly like Trileptal did for me, some really strange and adverse effects (don't wanna go in to detail) that I didn't like.
> >
> > But the tegretol xr is taken 2 times daily, as well as the trileptal.
> >
> > So i guess my options are to take the tegretol 4 times a day, instead of 3, it works about 4 hours.
> >
> > Or I could try the Tegretol XR 3 times daily.
> >
> > Any recommendations/experiences?
> >
> Hmm.... Trileptal didn't do much for me, as I was going through the list of most of the AEDs, but its generally recommended as safer with a lot fewer potentially dangerous side effects.
> So I can't say.. if the regular Tegretol didn't have these concerns for you (doctors usually prefer the more modern Trileptal I would imagine) then I would say just stick to the regular release.
> -- Jay

I was using it more or less to assist in benzo wd. I hope that I'm not on it very long to have the potentially bad side effects.

But you don't really see any clinical advantage to taking the regular or the XR?






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