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Dr. Mohamad Mikati
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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


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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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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 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

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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.

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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Is it safe to take keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine with tegretol?

Is it safe to take keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine with tegretol?

Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) is form of tegretol, and mixing tegretol with Lamictal can alter levels of both. ...Read more

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How do I taper off tegretol safely? Been on it for a month, 300 mg for bipolar.

How do I taper off tegretol safely? Been on it for a month, 300 mg for bipolar.

Talk with doctor: Please talk with your doctor about any changes you're considering making in your medications. If bipolar, stopping tegretol may expose you to further mood instability. Depending on how sick you have been, this could be very dangerous for you. ...Read more