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I am on Trileptal 600mg am 750mg pm. I am pregnant. I need to get off..What is the best withdrawal schedule to prevent withdrawal seizures...Please inform me for the best withdrawal strategy. I have done research in which I saw that you can withdrawal 150mg every three days..Is this the best way? Give me a daily schedule...Thanks...

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Expert:  Dr. Sudhir Kumar replied 4 Days ago


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The following schedule can be followed for withdrawal of tripleptal (oxcarbazepine).

600 mg AM- 600 mg PM for 5 days,
450 mg AM-600 mg PM for 5 days,
450 mg AM-450 mg PM for 5 days,
300 mg AM-450 mg PM for 5 days,
300 mg AM-300 mg PM for 5 days,
150 mg AM-300 mg PM for 5 days,
150 mg AM-150 mg PM for 5 days,
150 mg PM for 5 days, then stop.

I hope it helps, please get back if you have any follow-up queries.

Best wishes, Happy holidays
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Category: Pediatric Neurologist
Senior Residency, Fellowship: DM, Neurology, CMC, Vellore, 2001
Junior Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, CMC, Vellore, 1998
Medical School: MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1995
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