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How does tegretol affect the brain

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
You could: You could lose weight when off these medicines, especially if you increase your exercise and attend to a healthy food plan. Talk with your doctors ab... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Tegretol: Generic medications can vary in bioavailability up to 10% higher or lower than brand named medications. Weight gain has been described as a side effec... Read More
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See below : Tegretol is the brand name for carbamazepine. In general, generic medicine is cheaper but the same as a brand-name medicine in dosage, safety, effecti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Brain circulaton-sz: Why poor circulation ? ischemia (from clogged vessels)? hypoplastic vessels ( born with small vessels? carotids? Did MRI show stroke? Do they have a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional d... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
INTERPRETATION: In view of your history, the correct diagnosis is idiopathic epilepsy, not a brain tumor, and new seizure indicates chronic need for AED's. I will pr... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Probably 2-3 days: Since the half-life of Lamictal is ordinarily about 33 hours (presuming normal kidney function) and the elimination half-life is decreased significant... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Longer duration: Klonopin (clonazepam) has a much longer effect than Ativan although i feel the tranquilizing effects are comparable. However different people react i... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Can: Most large studies of withdrawing seizure medicines were done at the 2 yr seizure-free mark. Evaluation by a neurologist can help evaluate the risk o... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Medications: Medicines are tested for effectiveness usually with one primary dosage methodology. If you want the outcome associated with the proof of effectiveness... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Some consequences: Long-term tegretol can affect sodium and liver functions, but can also raise cholesterol and contribute to osteoporosis. Unlikely, at this point, you... Read More

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