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How long does carbamazepine start working

A female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 45 years experience
When level is right: generally meds like tegretol are slowly increased and then blood levels checked ti ensure the level is in the usually effective range

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Combination: The combined use of tegretol and Dilantin is tricky and should be guided by a neurologist who is most used to using two antiseizure medications simult... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Speak w/ your Dr.: I am not sure what dose of Latuda (lurasidone) you are taking, but it may have to be raised if you are not experiencing a response after an adequate d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Varies: Carbamazepine used to be the main agent in treatment of trigeminal neuralgia years ago. We now have a multitude of anti-neuropathic agents with bette... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tegretol: Common are nausea, headache, rash, ataxia, anemia, effect on liver. Safe if monitor blood levels & other metabolic parameters.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
Neurology 28 years experience
An old drug: Tegretol has been on the market for many years. It was one of the first antiseizure medications and is still prescribed pretty frequently. It is not... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Information below: The absorption of carbamazepine in man is relatively slow. When taken in a single oral dose, the carbamazepine tablets and chewable tablets yield peak... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tegretol level: Blood test measuring serum Carbamazepine level.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
An archaic drug: Has been successfully used in treating trigeminal neuralgia, and later used in epilepsy. Is not a broad spectrum anti-epileptic and makes absence and... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Tegretol XR: Start 100-200mg in two divided doses followed by a slow increase in dosage (every3-7days) until the effect is obtained, often 800-1200mg daily. Howev... Read More