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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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Lose Temper (Definition)

Losing your temper is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: carbamazepine?

Please describe the medication: carbamazepine?

Tegretol: This is an anti-seizure medication. It is also effective in face pain (trigeminal neuralgia) and mood disorders. ...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?

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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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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What are the side effects of tegretol; anything serious?

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

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I'm curious as to what are the side effects of tegretol?

Plenty: Include drowsiness, dizziness, upset stomach, nausea, toxicity to liver and/or bone marrow, with rare severe anemias, low sodium levels, elevated cholesterol, and of course, allergic reactions. This is a very old drug and used very rarely by most clinical neurologists. Far safer and effective drugs are currently available. ...Read more

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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

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Why is tegretol sometimes used for headaches but not always?

Depends on diagnosis: Tegretol or Carbamazepine is a good option for face pains called neuralgias. Neuralgias can be very intense, sharp pains that can occur with something as little as water hitting the face. On the other hand, for primary headache disorders such as migraine, Carbamazepine would likely provide very little if any benefit. ...Read more

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Could you get tipsy from alcohol in food when taking tegretol?

Could you get tipsy from alcohol in food when taking tegretol?

Tegretol: It is not a good idea to mix alcohol with tegretol, as the combination can make you light-headed and drowsy. ...Read more

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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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Does tegretol suspension and tegretol tablets both peak in 2 hours?

No: The suspension peaks in about 90 minutes while tablets peak in a range of 3-5 hrs. In other words, suspension gets into the circulation faster. ...Read more

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I have low sodium on tegretol. Any solutions without going off tegretol?

I have low sodium on tegretol. Any solutions without going off tegretol?

Depends on level: Depends on how low your serum sodium is on routine testing, if you are slightly low, then you probably don't need to do anything. If your sodium levels are in the 120's, increasing your salt intake may improve your values, but this will be your new diet. There are many new anticonvulsants that treat event related epilepsy that do not produce salt wasting, and have fewer side effects than tegretol. ...Read more

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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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Can you explain if it's possible to get tipsy from alcohol in food when taking tegretol?

Can you explain if it's possible to get tipsy from alcohol in food when taking tegretol?

Alcohol ; Tegretol: Depends on the amount of alcohol you consume in the food, as the presence of alcohol potentates the side effects of tegretol and theoretically if you consume enough alcohol. And as such get tipsy. ...Read more

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Can a higher theraupetic level of tegretol. 10.5 cause one to feel tired and forgetfull?

Tegretol side effect: Yes. This is one of those medicines with a huge list of possible side effects. I would strongly recommend you discuss these symptoms with your doctor right away. ...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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If on tegretol 600 for 5 years is it possible that I may need to up to 800...It is in mid range about 7.0. Or is 800 too high?

A few comments: Tegretol is a very old drug dating back to the 1970's, and may have benefit in treating trigeminal neuralgia or epilepsy, but due to adverse event risks has been substantially supplanted by newer and safer agents. Of course, I am unaware of why you take this drug, so, do not self-medicate, but contact your doctor and discuss what to do next. ...Read more

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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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Should I stop taking tegretol if I'm getting side effects 3 days after restarting it? I was on it before and it was stopped and started again.

Perhaps: First, important to know why it is being prescribed. If for epilepsy, dangerous to suddenly stop and should be slowly tapered off. Since it is a potent anti-epileptic drug, stopping could result in sz activity if done incorrectly. There are several other choices in both psychiatry and neurology, and newer drugs may have far fewer adverse rxtns. ...Read more

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Dr. Harper I asked you about unisom and tegretol most of the interactions seem to be with the unborn. I am male. Will stop. Have I damaged myself?

Dr. Harper I asked you about unisom and tegretol most of the interactions seem to be with the unborn. I am male. Will stop. Have I damaged myself?

Probably not: Most likely you have not. The shorter the time you have been doing this decreases the likelihood of any problem. ...Read more

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I have been on 600 mg of tegretol for 5 years-my bloodwork is always ok. At what point should I consider stopping it because of long term problems?

Tegretol: The need to continue tegretol depends very much on the reason it's being prescribed. You haven't volunteered this in your question or additional information. In some cases it could be very dangerous to stop tegretol, as you could have seizures, etc. Please discuss your question with the doctor who's been following you, as s/he will be familiar with your history and medical needs. ...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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I take 600mg of tegretol daily. 400 pm and 200 am. For mood disorder. Would it be unusual to take 300 at pm -300am for better consistency-12 hrs apart?

Ask your doctor: Taking the Tegretol 300mg twice a day is an option. Sometimes people experience some drowsiness with Tegretol. Your doctor may have given you a larger dose at night to help you rest. A lower dose in the day to reduce the risk of daytime sedation. Talk to your doctor to see what is best for your case. Best wishes! ...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 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

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What would be the peak time of tegretol?

Information below: The absorption of carbamazepine in man is relatively slow. When taken in a single oral dose, the carbamazepine tablets and chewable tablets yield peak plasma concentrations of unchanged carbamazepine within 4 to 24 hours. With respect to the quantity of carbamazepine absorbed, there is no clinically relevant difference between the various dosage forms. However, carbamazepine suspension is absorbed somewhat faster than the tablet; peak plasma levels are reached within 2 hours. Following b.i.d. dosage regimens, higher peak levels and lower trough levels are obtained with the suspension than with the tablets. Steady-state plasma levels are comparable for carbamazepine suspension given t.i.d. and carbamazepine tablets given b.i.d., when administered at the same total daily dose. ...Read more

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


Anger (Definition)

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