Some people taking Trileptal can get serious reactions, including:
Depression or abnormal thinking
Speech or language problems
Difficulty with coordination and walking
Trileptal can cause drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate complex machinery until you know how Trileptal affects you.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Trileptal. Alcohol can increase the side effects of Trileptal.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Because certain other medications can interact with Trileptal, review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription. Trileptal may reduce the effectiveness of:
some medications used to lower blood pressure (e.g., calcium channel blockers)
birth control pills
other anti-seizure medications
Trileptal may cause birth defects. Tell your doctor or health care provider right away if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. Before taking Trileptal, tell your doctor if you are nursing or planning to nurse your baby.