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?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
I am taking tegretol 200mg xr. I am itching. Doc says take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and will pass. Is this correct? Prescribed tegretol for trigeminal neuralgia.
The doc is right: Carbamazepine (Tegretol): Initially, almost all patients (80-90%) with TN respond to Carbamazepine and this response is frequently used by some clinicians as a diagnostic , the long-term response is not as favorable and a significant number of patients may become refractory as the severity of the symptoms increases with only about half the patients responding after 5-10 years of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since starting tegretol, i've been having "dry orgasms" when masturbating. Is this dangerous? (seeing my doc on wednesday)
No: Many psychotrophic drugs can affect the mechanism of ejaculation. Having a dry ejaculate could either mean you have retrograde or "backward" ejaculation into the bladder (safe) or are not pumping the sperm into the prostate from the testicles normally, termed anejaculation (also safe). Either way, should be reversible when you stop the medication. ...Read more
Using tegretol what do I need to watch for regarding lft's and bone health. Is this med not used much anymore because of its liver toxicity?
Years ago on tegretol-lamictal-klonopin-cymbalta 60.Thought i was having a side effect from cym. Told to just stop it for 2 weeks.Ridiculous? Refused
Sounds like....: ...You knew there were better ways to manage side.Effects than stopping the cymbalta (duloxetine). Sounds like you felt the Cymbalta (duloxetine) was helping you and you wanted to make it work. Good for you! (if I have misunderstood you, let me know. ) hope it is working well for you now! ...Read more
Many : Among the serious adverse reactions, stevens-jonson syndrome, hypersensitivity rxn, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, liver failure and suicidality are a few. More commonly seen reactions include dizziness, incoordination, blurred vision, rash, low serum sodium, photosensitivity, ataxia and unsteadiness, drowsiness and nausea/vomiting. There are more in both categories. ...Read more
Multivitamins OK: Good morning, it is ok to use multivitamins along with using tegretol. Vitamin c is claimed to have beneficial effect in helping to fight some viral infections. Vitamin d can be helpful in many different ways, as many of us do not have sufficient quantity of natural vitamin d due to insufficient exposure to daily required sun exposure, because of our life-style. ...Read more
Reduction Lamictal: The major interaction of these two drugs is lower Lamictal levels in serum. Other effects of combining these drugs include drowsiness, imbalance, and mental blunting. In general, any way you can be slow down mentally or physically can occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?
Hard to say for sure: One has to see what works best for them; that is the only way to really know. Except for the rare possibility of serious rash, i think Lamictal is safer than tegretol. I would prefer the combination of Lamictal and latuda, (lurasidone) but one must try one med first, see how it works for them, and then add the next one if another drug seems necessary. Talk with your doctor and don't obsess about it! ...Read more