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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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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?

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?

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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