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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Which would be more prone to cause anxiety tegretol or lamictal?

Which would be more prone to cause anxiety tegretol or lamictal?

Lamictal: People taking depakote tend to feel somewhat tired and fatigued. Lamotrigene tends to be activating and energizing- at higher doses some people experience that as restless anxiety ...Read more

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Is it a better idea to take lamictal a few hours later than tegretol...I've heard together they can cause anxiety.

Side Effects Worries: Usually the best plan is to take your medications together. Why? Because if you take medications more than twice a day the medication schedule starts to control you, and you are more likely to forget to take them. Every patient does not have the same side effects. The person reporting the side effects may have other factors unknown to us. Keep a medication/side effect diary to track your own. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorders (like social anxiety)cause misophonia? Or could it be a side effect of Carbamazepine?

Can anxiety disorders (like social anxiety)cause misophonia? Or could it be a side effect of Carbamazepine?

Yes and very rarely: Yes, I'd think it quite possible for anxiety disorders to cause extreme discomfort associated w/ sound and,
That medications can cause irritability which would make you even more intolerant. Also, in very rare cases hearing oddities can be a side effect - i., e. pitch perception, ringing, etc. Talk w/ the doctor about it. Best! ...Read more

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In addition to tegretol, lamictal, cymbalta (duloxetine) my dr. Wants me to take 1mg of klonopin 3 xdaily. Does this mean that a person has serious stress/anxiety?

In addition to tegretol, lamictal, cymbalta (duloxetine) my dr. Wants me to take 1mg of klonopin 3 xdaily. Does this mean that a person has serious stress/anxiety?

Not necesstsartly: Your doc is trying to find a combination of meds to control your sx. Klonopin (clonazepam) is safe ; effective for anxiety ; also helps mood stabilization. ...Read more

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Take many meds like tegretol and Prozac. I have very vivid dreams is this a side effect of seizure/anxiety meds? If yes why do the crazy dreams happen

Take many meds like tegretol and Prozac. I have very vivid dreams is this a side effect of seizure/anxiety meds? If yes why do the crazy dreams happen

It can be: Talk w/ your Dr about these experiences. Both your conditions and the medication could be involved and hopefully you can get back to sleep to avoid a deficit. There are various theories about dream content and none are certain. Brain activity responds to the electro-chemistry and it generates images that we can interpret thru our life history. Talk about it and try not to worry. ...Read more

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Bipolar (controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Bipolar (controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...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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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 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

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