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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. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Weaning of tegretol can cause what symptoms?

Weaning of tegretol can cause what symptoms?

Depends: What happens when you wean likely depends on why you were prescribed tegretol, so for example, if it was for pain, the pain might return. If for seizures, they might recur. You might feel agitated or more alert, depending on how it affected you. Discuss with the practitioner who prescribed for you in the first place. ...Read more

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What're the side effects of tegretol on sleep?

What're the side effects of tegretol on sleep?

Can be sedating: Usually have seen drowsiness and/ or dizziness, and may actually enhance sleep pattern, BUT have also seen paradoxical reactions causing insomnia and agitation, especially in the elderly. ...Read more

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Can tegretol be considered an antipsychotic drug?

No: Tegretol is an anticonvulsant drug. It's also used as a mood stabilizing medication, often in concert with an antipsychotic medication. ...Read more

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What's tegretol and why would I get it for face pain?

What's tegretol and why would I get it for face pain?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Tegretol an antiepileptic drug frequently used in the management of trigeminal neuralgia and other facial neuropathic pain. The Tegretol exerts its effect by preventing an influx of sodium ions into the cell. ...Read more

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How often is blood test needed for child on tegretol?

How often is blood test needed for child on tegretol?

Probably often early: In adults, because of adverse affects, like temporary loss of blood platelets, blood testing is done frequently during the first few months, and them 3-4 times a year. It is important to know that stable concentrations of this drug are attained 2 to 3 weeks after it is started. Being that this is a child, the dosage and testing may be different but similar. See your doctor for details. ...Read more

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How can I deal with the somnolence caused by tegretol?

Tegretol side FX: If tegretol is causing excessive somnolence, it may be helpful to reduce the dose, or to use an alternative. In your history there are symptoms of poor sleeping and breathing difficulty. Could these be a factor also? Sometimes the two of these are related to a condition known as sleep apnea, which can itself cause somnolence, independent of medication. ...Read more

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We can combine depakane and tegretol antiepileptic drugs?

Interaction: There is significant interaction between the two medications. If used together, monitoring is done by prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What actually is the interaction of tegretol and lamictal?

What actually is the interaction of tegretol and lamictal?

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 more

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What are the alternative medicine of carbamazepine medicine?

Many!: Carbamazepine is given to treat a number of problems including seizure disorder and neuralgia and neuropathy In each case there are many alternatives such as other anticonvulsants, dilantin depakote topomax lamictal kipper etc ...Read more

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Can you have some beer or 2 while on tegretol (200mg daily)?

Usually OK: In most cases, a person can consume small amounts of alcohol while taking tegretol, without significant risks, but need to make sure that there are no liver adverse effects from the tegretol first, and also check with your doc to be sure your blood levels are correct. ...Read more

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Tegretol 200 mg and cymbalta (duloxetine) together necessary?

Tegretol/Cymbalta: If prescribed, yes, to stabilize moods & treat depression. ...Read more

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Is carbamazepine used to treat tourette syndrome? And why?!

Is carbamazepine used to treat tourette syndrome? And why?!

Sometimes: This is a sodium channel blocker that is an anti-seizure but has an effect on other brain receptors. It can also increase amounts of serotonin, Dopamine and other neurotransmitters which may be why it is effective for the movements, mood and behavior disturbances associated with tourette. It is not the first choice however, and may even cause increase in tics. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken the drug tegretol when pregnant and done ok?

Has anyone ever taken the drug tegretol when pregnant and done ok?

Yes, many: Many pregnant pregnants women have taken tegretol and done well. We worried about a few of them may have some birth defects. It is a low risk, but it probably there. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...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