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Another Name For Tegretol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a generic for the drug seroquel (quetiapine) yet? If not, what is a cheaper alternative for it to treat bi-polar disorder?
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
No: It is off the market.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks? Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.
How many years does a generic drug company typically have to wait before they can make a generic version of a new brand name drug?
7-10 years : You can double check by looking up patent laws. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
COMA: Possible death.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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