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Doctor insights on: Normal Dose Of Tegratol

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On 600 tegretol--if upped to 800 is this a high dose? Level right now is in normal range

On 600 tegretol--if upped to 800 is this a high dose? Level right now is in normal range

Tegretol level.: The dose itself is not a very high dose. Your blood test will tell you if you have taken extra high dose or not. You can change your tegretol to trileptol, which is more safer. The change should be under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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How to take tegretol 100mg and side effects of taking over dose?

How to take tegretol 100mg and side effects of taking over dose?

Instructions?: How was it prescribed? Lightheadedness, disequilibrium are large features of toxicity. If this is your concern then please call the doctor that prescribed it to you
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After being on 600 mg of tegretol for 4 years dr. Reduced to 400mg. Is it normal to feel out of sorts and nauseas for a few days?

After being on 600 mg of tegretol for 4 years dr. Reduced to 400mg. Is it normal to feel out of sorts and nauseas for a few days?

From your other post: At first glance my instinct was to say, "maybe" IF the reduction from 600 to 400 mg. Was being done in one fell swoop & you'd developed a rebound reaction or symptoms of whatever the Tegretol was controlling. However, then, I saw you asked in another posted question something to do with taking Tegretol & Lamictal TOGETHER. I think that could also be very important as related to nauseousness. ...Read more

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My brother has fits for last12 yrs he is on diva-d750 twice and tegretol twice and firisium onc for last 6 months can he drive n work normally.

My brother has fits for last12 yrs he is on diva-d750 twice and tegretol twice and firisium onc for last 6 months can he drive n work normally.

Probably not: Driving is a significant risk for him and others if his seizures are uncontrolled. Typically, patients with active epilepsy are advised to avoid driving, operating power equipment, doing activities at heights, and swimming or taking baths alone. ...Read more

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Can lamictal 100 be taken at noon. And is 100 mg relatively low because it is taken with 600 tegretol. Am I even getting a therapeutic dose?

Can lamictal 100 be taken at noon. And is 100 mg relatively low because it is taken with 600 tegretol. Am I even getting a therapeutic dose?

LAMOTRIGINE: I do not know for what condition it was prescribed to you, my answer will depend upon the diagnosis and if you are also taking it with valporic acid or other enzyme-inducing seizure medicine! In this case Lamictal dose is reduced ...Read more

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I use 100 lamictal. 600 tegretol...Probably 50 lamictal because tegretol breaks it down in half. Am I even getting a therapeutic dose of lamictal?

I use 100 lamictal. 600 tegretol...Probably 50 lamictal because tegretol breaks it down in half. Am I even getting a therapeutic dose of lamictal?

Depends: If you are having poor seizure control then your aeds need re-evaluation if not then your current treatment may be appropriate

the combination can also be used for bipolar disorder. Most psychiatriast evaluate these drugs by the level of mode stabilization and use levels to monitor for toxicity. If your mood is still not stable discuss with your doc about adjusting dose. ...Read more

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If tegretol lowers the level of celexa would not it lower the dose of Lexapro (escitalopram)....and by how much.

The same impact: Actual impact not quantitatively predictable. The manufacturer of both citalopram and escitalopram did not feel the impact to be significant. Tegretol can increase the clearance of both by inducing the enzyme CYP450 3A4. If you are experiencing increased symptoms your caregiver should be alerted so that you can discuss dose adjustments. ...Read more

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Why would my MD prescribe tegretol if I had a normal EEG. I have sleep troubles?

Why would my MD prescribe tegretol if I had a normal EEG. I have sleep troubles?

? restless leg: Although tegretol is used to treat seizures it is also used for other conditions such as bipolaar disorder and restless leg syndrome. If you are having sleep disturbances then I suspect that your doctor prescribed it to treat restless leg and help with your sleep. Restless leg occurs at night and can interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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Can tegretol or klonopin (clonazepam) cause suicidal ideation /just strange thoughts even at low doses?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Especially can cause changes in mentation (it is a sedative). Tegretol, a non-habit-forming anti-epileptic is less likely to do this, but it does change brain function. There is not a lot of difference between tegretol doses that are effective and those that cause side effects (sluggish thinking, and many other side effects). ...Read more

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This is for bipolar:600 tegretol, 100 lamictal....Being that tegretol reduces lamictal by about 50%. Is 50 mg even a therapeutic dose?

This is for bipolar:600 tegretol, 100 lamictal....Being that tegretol reduces lamictal by about 50%. Is 50 mg even a therapeutic dose?

It always depends.: Dosing is always an individual thing, but in general 50mg of Lamictal is a small dose. It's possible that Lamictal could be very helpful for general anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Taking lamictal 100mg for bipolar and tegretol 600 mg--am I even getting a therapeutic dose being that tegretol breaks down lamictal by 50%?

Interactions: The stated interaction is accurate. Regarding therapeutic dose if desired benefit is achieved these answer is yes. If symptoms are persisting then consideration can be givening for testing for a lamotragine blood level. ...Read more

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Would like to get off tegretol -600 and try a higher dose of lamictal--200--could lamictal possibly contain a bipolar patient by itself?

Would like to get off tegretol -600 and try a higher dose of lamictal--200--could lamictal possibly contain a bipolar patient by itself?

Unlikely: Lamictal helps with the lows while Depakote helps with the highs. I would not change anything without a thorough discussion with your psychiatrist and or neurologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take both Epilim & Tegretol on an empty stomach? I take a higher night dose of both medications on an empty stomach at bedtime.

Is it ok to take both Epilim & Tegretol on an empty stomach? I take a higher night dose of both medications on an empty stomach at bedtime.

No restriction: You can take these medication on empty stomach. Always ask your doctor about the side effects you may have and how to take your medication. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 400 /lamictal 100/klonopin 1.0 at 9am. Missed dose of lamictal yesterday. Did not feel so anxious. ..Is this possible?

Yes.: It takes a while, missing lots of doses before the symptom you were trying to relieve will reappear. It sounds like you're on it as a mood stabilizer. Just take the medicine when you realize you've missed it and take the next dose on the same scheduled dose. ...Read more

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Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood. Is this a safe combination. And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood. Is this a safe combination. And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Seems fine: These dosages seem to be workable although it is an intense combination of mood stabilizers. The dose of duloxetine at 60 mg is at the usual amount for the treatment of a mood disorder although higher dosages are thought to be potentially helpful for the treatment of chronic pain. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is luvox (fluvoxamine) safe to use with low doses of Seroquel-klonopin-lamictal and tegretol?

Is luvox (fluvoxamine) safe to use with low doses of Seroquel-klonopin-lamictal and tegretol?

Minimal problem: Besides some drowsiness or sedation, there should be no problem with combining Luvox (fluvoxamine) with other mentioned. Still need to be monitored by a physician ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomach pain while taking tegretol for pain control?

Is it normal to have stomach pain while taking tegretol for pain control?

It isn't: Common side effects of tegretol include nausea and vomiting. Stomach ache may be a sign of more serious condition - pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Klonopin 2.5...Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60...Lamictal 100...Tegretol 600. I am treated for ocd/bipolar...Does this sound like a strange or normal combination?

Klonopin 2.5...Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60...Lamictal 100...Tegretol 600. I am treated for ocd/bipolar...Does this sound like a strange or normal combination?

Not unusual....: It's not unusual to see ocd and bipolar together. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not my typical "go-to" drug for ocd; but if you have a pain syndrome, it may be the best choice. For ocd, I would first go to an ssri. Lamictal and tegretol can both be good choices; what matters is, is each one helpful? Discuss with your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

See ur NeuroSurgeon: New-onset loss of L foot dorsiflexion after craniotomy may be a complication of surgery, perhaps related to positioning. EMG/NCV (muscle & nerve testing) can localize site of nerve injury. Physical therapist can offer exercises to improve function as well as recommend ankle-foot orthotic to minimize risk of falling/tripping due to foot drop. Bottom line, chat w/your NeuroSurgeon then see FamilyDoc ...Read more

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What is tegratol?

What is tegratol?

Older anticonvulsant: Tegretol is an anticonvulsant that is metabolized by the liver that is used for event related (partial) epilepsy. The drug is given orally and must be titrated to its therapeutic dose. The drug's level must be monitored to maintain efficacy and reduce side effects. There are significant side effects associated with tegretol, some dose dependant others are idiosyncratic. Should not stop abruptly. ...Read more

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I recently found out that tegratol can help with add and terrets syndrome. How accurate is this?

I recently found out that tegratol can help with add and terrets syndrome. How accurate is this?

Tegretol and ADHD: I have not heard that. There is no recent peer-reviewed research on the matter that I can find. In fact, tegretol (carbamzepine) has multiple case reports of worsening rather than helping tic disorders such as tourette's. I would postulate no benefit in adhd, either, because the mechanism of action and pathways of action are different. ...Read more

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How safe is Tegretol?

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?

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