Guide Books

Home Page

Table of Contents
Excerpt 1
Excerpt 2
James W. Jefferson, MD, John H. Greist, MD and David J. Katzelnick, MD

Oxcarbazepine & Bipolar Disorder: A Guide

Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), a medication used to treat certain seizure disorders, is also an effective treatment for some patients with bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Oxcarbazepine & Bipolar Disorder: A Guide is a 31 page booklet published by the�. The booklet provides an overview of bipolar disorder and how oxcarbazepine is used to treat it. Included is information about the drug itself, how patients are started on the medication, and how the treatment is managed. Also included is information about possible side effects and their treatment. One section of the guide addresses commonly asked questions about drug interactions, storing the medication, and long-term treatment.

Although this booklet was written for the patient, it can also be a very informative publication for family members, medical professionals, and anyone else seeking information about the use of oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder.