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How safe is Tegretol

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Tegretol: Common are nausea, headache, rash, ataxia, anemia, effect on liver. Safe if monitor blood levels & other metabolic parameters.

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
28 years experience Neurology
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
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not my first choice: Tegretol does control the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, but so do other meds, and i would try Lyrica (pregabalin) first, as it has few if any drug-dru ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
long: Tegretol has been around longer, so we know a bit more about the really long term effects. But in head-to-head studies it has more cognitive side effe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irfan Lalani
22 years experience Neurology
Yes it is safe: The medications can be used together
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal Decongestants: Generally, there is no problem taking nasal decongestants with carbamazepine.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This has a great safety profile over the past half century.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are definite risks to tegretol: spine defects and problems with the heart and urinary tract can happen along with cleft palate. There are risks ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Tergretol could have adverse cardiac effects like hypotension, worsen chf, may cause steven johson and can cause hyponatremia. Please discuss with he ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) is form of tegretol, and mixing tegretol with Lamictal can alter levels of both.
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