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Dr. Mohamad Mikati
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Carbamazepine (Definition)

This drug was once the breakthrough product to treat trigeminal neuralgia, and later various forms of epilepsy, and even psychiatric uses ...Read more


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Is there a generic for latuda (lurasidone)?

Lurasidone: The patent has not expired yet. A generic can't be sold until the patent expires. Here is an article that explains when the various aspects of the patent will expire.
REF: https://www.drugs.com/availability/generic-latuda.html ...Read more

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Is there a problem with switching from topamax to generic topiramate for seizure control?

Is there a problem with switching from topamax to generic topiramate for seizure control?

Generics: Absolutely yes. Generics only need to have anywhere from 80-120% bioavailability when compared to the brand. More often than not what you will get is less than the brand and hence control of seizures will be less and the dose will have to be adjusted. While generics are cheaper you get what you pay for -you cannot pay yugo prices and expect a cadillac. ...Read more

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Is carbamazepine a last choice medicine for bipolar?

Is carbamazepine a last choice medicine for bipolar?

No: It can be used first choice or last choice. Especially helpful in rapid cycling and mixed mood states. I don't know if you are still on Luvox (fluvox (fluvoxamine)amine) or not, but there are drug interactions with tegretol and luvox (fluvoxamine). Combo can lower sodium levels, raise tegretol levels, cause serotonin syndrome or cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Alone, the most common side effect I have seen leading to discontinuation is anallergy to it. ...Read more

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What would be a lesser expensive alternate medication for cymbal ta used for narapathy?

What would be a lesser expensive alternate medication for cymbal ta used for narapathy?

Consult physician: there are many alternative drugs such as neurontin, or pregabalin, gabapentin generics or even low dose tricyclics, which may have side effects. There is no guarantee that these will nevessaroiyn be cheaper: Cymbalta is expensive therapy.I strongly suggest review side effects with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral.Thanks?

Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral.Thanks?

Target treatment: Anxiety is a large category of conditions. Depending on what you actually are diagnosed with, a variety of options may target your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking buproprian (generic for wellbeautrin) is there a big difference between brand name mental health drugs and generic?

I'm currently taking buproprian (generic for wellbeautrin) is there a big difference between brand name mental health drugs and generic?

In some, yes: By law in the us, all generics are supposed to contain equivalent amounts of active ingredient -- but they sometimes don't. There have been problems with generic bupropion, in some cases. Also different companies use different fillers and dyes in their products -- which can result in differing effects in patients also. Please talk with your doctor & the pharmacist who dispenses your medication. ...Read more

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Switching from topamax to generic topiramate for seizure control ok before ttc?

Switching from topamax to generic topiramate for seizure control ok before ttc?

Yes: Good quality topiramate generic is as good as brand. Be sure to stay with one quality form and not switch brands. A mild change in blood level may occur, but can be improved with minor change in daily dose. ...Read more

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Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks? Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.

Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks?  Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.

Yes for most people: For most people yes. The fda demands that generic drugs be 85% to 120% bioavailable compared to the brand name. Most people won't notice the difference and will be happy to pay less but occasional people will notice a difference. ...Read more

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Is there another name for acinetobacter baumanii?

Is there another name for acinetobacter baumanii?

A. Baumannii : A. baumannii has also been called 'Iraqibacter' since its been frequently isolated in military staff during the Iraq War. Its been causing problems in veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, as this bug is frequently resistant to multiple antibiotics and causes hard to treat wound infections ...Read more

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How safe is Tegretol?

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How safe is Tegretol?

Tegretol: Common are nausea, headache, rash, ataxia, anemia, effect on liver. Safe if monitor blood levels & other metabolic parameters. ...Read more

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Is tegretol a safe medication?

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. ...Read more

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Is tegretol used for dizzyness?

Is tegretol used for dizzyness?

NO: Tegretol(carbamazepine) is a medication used mainly for control of epilepsy, neuralgias and some psychiatric conditions it can actually cause dizziness or balance problem in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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What would be the peak time of tegretol?

What would be the peak time of tegretol?

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 plasma concentrations of unchanged carbamazepine within 4 to 24 hours. With respect to the quantity of carbamazepine absorbed, there is no clinically relevant difference between the various dosage forms. However, carbamazepine suspension is absorbed somewhat faster than the tablet; peak plasma levels are reached within 2 hours. Following b.i.d. dosage regimens, higher peak levels and lower trough levels are obtained with the suspension than with the tablets. Steady-state plasma levels are comparable for carbamazepine suspension given t.i.d. and carbamazepine tablets given b.i.d., when administered at the same total daily dose. ...Read more

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How do I take Tegretol prolonged release tablets?

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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. However, this should only ever be under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of tegretol one can take?

What is the maximum amount of tegretol one can take?

When toxic: Tegretol is difficult to use. Sudden high levels can occur when treated with certain antibiotics. Toxicity can occur from biproducts even if level is okay. Better medications are now available. Most adults can tolerate up to 800 mg per day. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: carbamazepine?

Tegretol: This drug was once the breakthrough product to treat trigeminal neuralgia, and later various forms of epilepsy, and even psychiatric uses such as bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that carbamazepine will let me have kids?

Not sure: Your question is not quite clear. Carbamazepine does not prevent pregnancy nor does it increase the chances of pregnancy. It can be associated with some birth defects; but over 90 % of women who take it during pregnancy without other drugs have a normal outcome. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I would like some advice on tegretol prolonged release tablets?

Tegretol XR: is still the drug of choice for the initial management of paroxysmal neuralgias despite the presence of potentially serious side effects. The specific mechanism of carbamazepine is presumed to be stabilization of neuronal membranes by blocking sodium channels. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 3000mg of tegretol; 200mg pills. is this lethal enough?

Almost lethal !!!: The lowest known lethal dose: adults, 3200 mg. Regardless, anytime you have taken an overdose or self poisoning, intentional or not, you should get checked out by a doctor and get help immediately. ...Read more

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What is the difference between carbamazepine and carbamazepine 10-11 expoxide?

What is the difference between carbamazepine and carbamazepine 10-11 expoxide?

Active metabolite: When Carbamazepine is metabolized in the body a chemical substance known as a 10, 11 epoxide forms which is the active metabolite that prevents seizures from initiating in the brain. ...Read more

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How long does tegretol prelonged release take to get into your system & start to work?

3-12 hours: Blood levels peak 3-12 hours after ingesting tablets but it may take 3 - 5 weeks to reach a consistent level since the drug induces its own metabolism (autoinduction). The dosage may have to be slowly increased to reach the appropriate blood level. I notice you describe pain - if taking tegretol for that reason it may take 4-6 weeks before you notice an improvement. ...Read more

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I take 600 mg tegretol daily-have level checked every 6 months...sometimes its near 6.0 and sometimes around 11.0..why the difference?

Timing is everything: This may be related to when you took your dose in relation to the blood draw, was it an hour after you took med (peak)or 12 hours after (trough). ...Read more

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I use tegretol for decades. Yesterday there was a sticker on it for the first time, that warned against the use of grapefruit and tegretol. Why?

Tegretol: Grapefruit juice might increase how much carbamazepine (Tegretol) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking carbamazepine might increase the effects and side effects of carbamazepine. ...Read more