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How Long Does Carbamazepine Start Working
My son is five years old and was recently put on tegretol xr he takes 1 100mg tab for five days then 1 2×a day how long before its starts working ?
How long until laduda begins working as lamictal takes forever...also what is its interaction w / tegretol?
Speak w/ your Dr.: I am not sure what dose of Latuda (lurasidone) you are taking, but it may have to be raised if you are not experiencing a response after an adequate duration of a month or longer. Tegretol speeds up the metabolism of Lamictal and lowers its levels. You may experience more dizziness, blurry or double vision and unsteady gait with the combination. ...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
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
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
Went from 600mg of tegretol to 400 mg of tegretol for 1 week-going back up to 600mg. how long until therapeutic level is reached? (on 600 for 5 years)
Well...: After a week levels should be back to where they should at 600 mg. ...Read more
I have been on 600 mg of tegretol for 5 years-my bloodwork is always ok. At what point should I consider stopping it because of long term problems?
Tegretol: The need to continue tegretol depends very much on the reason it's being prescribed. You haven't volunteered this in your question or additional information. In some cases it could be very dangerous to stop tegretol, as you could have seizures, etc. Please discuss your question with the doctor who's been following you, as s/he will be familiar with your history and medical needs. ...Read more
I have trilgimal nerugia i'm on gabapintin dilanta just started tegretol 100 chewable.My blood levels on dilanta was 4.5 is it still working?
Combination: The combined use of tegretol and Dilantin is tricky and should be guided by a neurologist who is most used to using two antiseizure medications simultaneously. The usual therapeutic level of Dilantin is 10to20 but it can lower the serum level of tegretol and perhaps you're recommended to take a lower dose because of this effect on tegretol. ...Read more
If you were to be only on either tegretol or lamictal for life and either would treat your problem...Which is safer for the long haul?
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