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Medicine For Tegretol Overdose
So many concerns?: I cannot help but notice that you are asking about allergies, side effects as well as "definitions" and descriptions of a very large and varied number of mostly psychotrophic medications. This suggests that you may have a fear, anxiety or even a phobia of medications that are used to treat mental disorders. Discussions of these concerns with a psychiatrist may be very helpful to you. ...Read more
I cannot help but notice that you are asking about allergies, side effects as well as "definitions" and descriptions of a very large and varied number of mostly psychotrophic medications. This suggests that you may have a fear, anxiety or even a phobia of medications that are used to treat mental disorders. Discussions of these concerns with a psychiatrist may be ...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
COMA: Possible death.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to answer?...: They are in different chemical classes and have different kinds of side effects. Tegretol is an anticonvulsant; Latuda (lurasidone) is an atypical antipsychotic (a newer one). My experience with Latuda (lurasidone) is more limited because it is newer, but as a prescriber, if i had to choose one as a mood stabilizer for myself, i would choose latuda (lurasidone). People seem to have fewer side effects and like how they feel with it. ...Read more
I overdosed on Tegretol last May. Was in a coma for five days. I haven't felt like the same person since awakening. Is this normal? Future effects?
Check current meds.: The emotional and physical toll of overdose can be profound. The duration of your coma and the influence of other medical conditions you may have had can combine to make full recovery a slow process. Get your current medications reviewed to see if they can cause "depersonalization" or feeling not yourself. In addition, get a full physical exam to see if any other medical condition is at play. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With tegretol my Asperger is less stronger but my thoughts are less deeper. What to choose, deep thoughts or a better social life, no drugs or drugs?
Your choice: Do you place more value on what you consider deep thoughts or fitting in with the social environment you live in. If you want to thrive at a work environment that includes people, you may chose one way. If you can thrive in an environment with no people, working from home or living as a hermit, you may chose another. We all make concessions to the world we live in. ...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
Drug interactions: Pretty much all the ingredients in the over the counter cold medications have some interaction with Dilantin and/or tegretol, including increased liver toxigscity (from acetaminophen) and increased sedation. I would suggest you discuss the problem with your family doctor. Also, look at medlineplus.Gov (the national library of medicine patient education site) choosing drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can latuda be safely used with onglyza (saxagliptin) and tegretol..Do adjustments need to be made to either drugs....Seems may be interactions?
Tegretol interaction: The big problem yes with the tegretol which greatly lowers the blood levels of both Latuda and onglyza (saxagliptin). Your doctor would undoubtedly have to reconsider the use of tegretol, perhaps use Depakote or lithium or no mood stabilizer instead since Latuda is approved for mono therapy in bipolar depression. You've been juggling a lot of interactions between the tegretol and the Lamictal and your diabetes medications. You may be able to simplify things greatly with the addition of latuda. Best wishes and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Dr. J. ...Read more
A eplieptic pt using carbamzepine400mg B.D..but still having attack.plz prescribe any other drug with carbamazepine..age is 28yr married girl..
May be breakthroughs: Some times even with adequate anti seizures medication levels there may be same type of seizures , called breakthrough seizures. May require additional medications or nothing at all.Go to see your neurologist to see what may be done. Take care. ...Read more
Male 21years,7yearssigns of epilepsy displayed,12 years takes medication,Tegretol 200mg , 3 once a day.he didn't have improvement .change medicine?
Seizure management: it is advisable that the patient be switched over to other medications which are ssecond-generation drugs such as Keppra (levetiracetam) or Lamictal which are normally more effective and have less side effects.. Switching her medication has to be done under medical supervision, please follow through with your neurologist while doing this. Anti-seizure medications have to be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking tegretol to control seizures since 1987. Just curious if there are better drugs that will not impact my liver.
There are others: There are other agents that do not have the same impact on the liver but have their own assorted assundry of side effects. Tegretol is an excellent agent for partial complex seizures but needs monitoring just as any other antiepileptic. Unless there is a compelling reason to change then sticking with what works is usually best. Keep an eye on your bone health and lfts and you should be good. ...Read more
How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin (clonazepam) -why is klonopin (clonazepam) only known for withdrawls?
See below;: It is important to note that discontinuing any of those medications abruptly puts a person with epilepsy at risk of increased seizure frequency. The same is only true for clonazepam in a person *without* epilepsy, and therein lies your answer: clonazepam works differently than the other two and is associated with withdrawal disorders, like alcohol and certain drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth defects: This syndrone is specific to those drugs. That is, although you can find the individual defects in other conditions with different causes, when they are found in a baby from a mother that has taken phenytion, they are called fetal hydantoin syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If carbamazepine isn't working to treat my trigeminal neuralgia, what is a good drug to try next?
Trileptal: is reported to be effective for trigeminal neuralgia. Some clinicians now prefer to use oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) as their first line drug for trigeminal neuralgia because of its reduced side effect profile. Unfortunately, about half of TN sufferers eventually become dissatisfied with medical therapy, explore surgical options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any other medicine besides carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia because this medicine is not effective anymore! plz suggest any other med..
Oxcarbazepine: Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), the keto-analogue of carbamazepine, is reported to be as effective as carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia and is considered a first line drug by some clinicians. Several neurosurgical procedures (MVD) are available to treat TN. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a controlled seizure disorder but am currently taking tegretol. I started slimquick this morning. Are there drug interactions?
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My brother has epilepsy he is taking 3 medicines topamax (topiramate) 100mg, lamictal 50 mg, tegretol 250mg, his gamma GT is 416 what should we do to lower it ?
Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL . Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation(MRI), drugs advised?Cavinton ?
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional details need to be provided. As for Vinpocetine (Cavinton) there is anecdotal evidence of improvement of blood flow, but there is less experience with that drug in regulated markets (eg US FDA) to comment on usage. ...Read more
Yes, it may: If you're on oral contraceptives, the tegretol may interfere with how well they work, causing breakthrough bleeding or increasing the risk of pregnancy. Tegretol also affects sex hormone binding proteins and decreases estrogen production. There are many reports of tegretol stopping periods (secondary amenorrhea). Discuss these problems with your doctor. ...Read more
W/ close monitoring: Prescribing carbamazepine (CBZ) with almost anything can be challenging as it induces all CYP450 pathways. Mybulen contains 3 separate drugs, which can all be affected by CBZ. CBZ can lead to accumulation of acetaminophen's toxic metabolite NAPQI & also generally ? risk of liver damage. It can ? levels of morphine (a more potent 2° metabolite of codeine) & ? levels of ibuprofen. ...Read more
Many: This drug has a narrow therapeutic index, meaning that the level needed to control seizures is close to the level that would cause toxicity. Someone with epilepsy should have drug levels. Levels are also useful to confirm if someone is taking their medication reliably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer