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I am prescribed tegretol 600mg nocte for bipolar disorder. I want to stop taking it cold turkey, what are the side effects?
Please repost: Please repost your question and include WHY you want to stop taking it, WHY you want to stop taking it cold turkey, and what the prescribing physician's reaction was when you discussed this with him/her; or, if you have not discussed this with him/her, why not. ...Read more
I've had a seizure, and my doc prescribed me tegretol cr 400. I've been taking 1/4 of the pill for the past 5 days. Would it be harmful if i stop now?
My doctor has prescribed me to take 1000mg of tegretol cr a day, but i take only 500mg, and i'm fine. Is this okay to do or not?
Need to discuss: In general the dose of a medication is chosen for a specific reason. With tegretol, the level of the medication can be measured and the dose adjusted to the correct level. If getting the dose to the proper level required 1000 mg then taking only 500 mg puts you at risk for recurrent problems. You should discuss your concerns with your physician. ...Read more
Dr prescribed 3 mg of klonopin (clonazepam)...Said i was only getting the benefit of about 2mg because i'm on 600 tegretol ..Is this accurate?
Correct: However, Luvox (fluvoxamine) raises Klonopin levels. It might be worthwhile to get Klonopin levels checked to guide your treatment as well, especially with being short of breath. Pulmonary sensitivity to tegretol can be manifested as shortness of breath. I recommend you see a pulmonologist to sort out your shortness of breath. ...Read more
Is tegretol a safe medication if prescribed by a professional who does blood work twice yearly..Depakote just put to much weight on me.
Hello, I have been prescribed carbamazepine to treat a bipolar 2 disorder. Is this sensible (i thought it was for epilepsy, ADHD or b1 disorder)?
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