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What is the definition or description of: Tegretol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: 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

Tegretol Overdose (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for tegretol overdose?

What is the treatment for tegretol overdose?

Tegretol OD: For overdose multiple doses of activated charcoal might be needed. Benzodiazapines may be used for seizures. Intubation may be necessary. Hypotension is treated with intravenous fluids. ...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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Which is a harsher medicine on your organs (body as whole) latuda (lurasidone) or tegretol?

Which is a harsher medicine on your organs (body as whole) latuda (lurasidone) or tegretol?

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

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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?

Work With Meds: There are a variety of medications that can help the various symptoms associated with asperger's. If there is something about tegretol you do not like, it will be worthwhile to discuss this with your doctor. It is possible that a similar medicine would be just as helpful without the difficulties you associate with tegretol. ...Read more

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Can tegretol be considered an antipsychotic drug?

Can tegretol be considered an antipsychotic drug?

No: Tegretol is an anticonvulsant drug. It's also used as a mood stabilizing medication, often in concert with an antipsychotic medication. ...Read more

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What are the alternative medicine of carbamazepine medicine?

Many!: Carbamazepine is given to treat a number of problems including seizure disorder and neuralgia and neuropathy In each case there are many alternatives such as other anticonvulsants, dilantin depakote topomax lamictal kipper etc ...Read more

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We can combine depakane and tegretol antiepileptic drugs?

Interaction: There is significant interaction between the two medications. If used together, monitoring is done by prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken the drug tegretol when pregnant and done ok?

Has anyone ever taken the drug tegretol when pregnant and done ok?

Yes, many: Many pregnant pregnants women have taken tegretol and done well. We worried about a few of them may have some birth defects. It is a low risk, but it probably there. ...Read more

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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 medicine can I take for a cold with Dilantin and tegretol?

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 more

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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

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Male 21years, 7yearssigns of epilepsy displayed, 12 years takes medication, Tegretol 200mg, 3 once a day. He didn't have improvement. Change medicine?

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 more

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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

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How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin (clonazepam) -why is klonopin (clonazepam) only known for withdrawls?

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 more

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Which drugs other than phenytoin and carbamazepine cause fetal hydantoin syndrome?

Which drugs other than phenytoin and carbamazepine cause fetal hydantoin syndrome?

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 more

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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

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If carbamazepine isn't working to treat my trigeminal neuralgia, what is a good drug to try next?

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 more

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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 more

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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?

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?

Good question: Transaminases (alt / ast) and albumen are ok? Sounds like Lamictal is being titrated. Carbamazepine 10-11 epoxide should be checked as well as the cbc. Need a bit more information. He neurologist needs to discuss this (there are other reasons for elevated ggt). ...Read more

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Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL. Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation (MRI), drugs advised? Cavinton?

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

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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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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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Can tegretol cause anxiety?

Can tegretol cause anxiety?

Possibly: Theoretically yes as it does have central nervous system effects. More notable side effects include sedation, dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, nausea, and even headache - all of which can contribute to a feeling of anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Can carbamazepine cause glaucoma?

Can carbamazepine cause glaucoma?

Maybe: Tegretol is an anti-cholinergic medication and may cause acute pressure increases in those with narrow anatomical drainage angles (closed angle glaucoma). It is generally safe in patients with open-angle glaucoma but should be observed closely. ...Read more

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Do all ssri's raise tegretol levels?

Yes: So the short answer is yes, but different SSRIs inhibit different parts of the bodies drug breakdown mechanism. Thus, some will increase the levels more than others. Also everyone is a bit different. It is like that lexapro (escitalopram) has the least interactions in this way. ...Read more

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Does carbamazepine intreract with milk?

No: There is no data to suggest that milk affects the absorption of bioavailability of carbamazepine ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carbamazepine?

Many: We see drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, even occas vomiting, blurry vision, general fatigue, and rarely, liver toxicity, bone marrow suppression with anemia, poor blood clotting, and even elevation of cholesterol. ...Read more

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Side effects of tegretol over several years?

Side effects of tegretol over several years?

Tegretol: It can lower thyroid function, increase anti-diuretic hormone, rarely rashes or absence seizures or low blood count. ...Read more

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Is tegretol that bad concerning side effects?

Depends: Everyone has a different response to it. Usually the reason you take it is that the good effects outweigh the bad ones. ...Read more

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Can tegretol change when I should get my cycle?

Can tegretol change when I should get my cycle?

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

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Can you take mybulen with tegretol 200mg tablets?

Can you take mybulen with tegretol 200mg tablets?

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

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Who would need a blood carbamazepine measurement?

Who would need a blood carbamazepine measurement?

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 more

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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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more