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A 26-year-old female asked:

my mum suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, can she take carbamazepine without the her doctor's recommendation?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
No: There are many other side effects. This medicine must be prescribed by a doctor who knows your mum.
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Seek medical advice: Trigeminal neuralgia is a difficult diagnosis to make. You should seek an expert medical opinion. Tn is often a benign condition, but it could be a result of a serious medical condition.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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