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how safe is tegretol?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tegretol: Common are nausea, headache, rash, ataxia, anemia, effect on liver. Safe if monitor blood levels & other metabolic parameters.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects from tegretol?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tegretol: Common are nausea, headache, rash, ataxia, anemia, effect on liver.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Side effects of tegretol over several years?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tegretol: It can lower thyroid function, increase anti-diuretic hormone, rarely rashes or absence seizures or low blood count.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of tegretol; anything serious?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Many : Among the serious adverse reactions, stevens-jonson syndrome, hypersensitivity rxn, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, liver failure and suicidality are a few. More commonly seen reactions include dizziness, incoordination, blurred vision, rash, low serum sodium, photosensitivity, ataxia and unsteadiness, drowsiness and nausea/vomiting. There are more in both categories.
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A 63-year-old female asked:

Is tegretol good for trilgemial neurgia ? Is it a safe drug ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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-drug interactions, and is, in my experience extremely effective. Tegretol is an older drug with many potential side effects, including liver and bone marrow issues, low sodium, gastrointestinal problems, and elevation of cholesterol. Do not understand why choice.
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Dr M: What dose do you use and have you run into problems with weight gain with Lyrica?
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A 49-year-old male asked:

Is tegretol a safe medication?

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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 without a slight risk for problems, however. Your doctor checks blood counts looking for signs of anemia or bone marrow problems, liver function tests to make sure the liver isn't affected, and a tegretol level to see how much is in your system.

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