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Tegretol Seizure Agent
Hi.. I am taking tegratol cr300 mg daily and my GGTP levels have increased to 130 and they should be lesser than 38 . I cannot stop the drug as the seizures reoccur on stopping the drug , and no other seizure drug has suited me till now. Can u suggest me
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
I have been taking tegretol to control seizures since 1987. Just curious if there are better drugs that will not impact my liver.
There are others: There are other agents that do not have the same impact on the liver but have their own assorted assundry of side effects. Tegretol is an excellent agent for partial complex seizures but needs monitoring just as any other antiepileptic. Unless there is a compelling reason to change then sticking with what works is usually best. Keep an eye on your bone health and lfts and you should be good. ...Read more
Hi! I have sleep seizures and have to take adcal-d3, due to long term use of tegretol. I am off tegretol now. Adcal tastes terrible! any alternative?
Vitamin d: Now that you're off tegretol, there isn't a presumable reason to keep taking calcium with vitamin d unless you have checked your levels of vitamin d and proven deficient. Calcium supplementation is no longer generally recommended. Vitamin d supplementation cannot hurt, especially if you dont get enough sunshine where you live. ...Read more
I am on tegretol & Epilim both at 3x200daily, After 45yrs of med. I feel ok if I don't take 1x3 in the morning. I feel more alert at work.No seizures,?
Before you start: stopping your medications, especially for seizure, you must contact your doctor and discuss this with her/him. You want to maintain therapeutic blood levels of your tegretol, and this may have kept you seizure free. In any case, if you want to stop or reduce it, be under careful medical guidance for safety. ...Read more
I have a controlled seizure disorder but am currently taking tegretol. I started slimquick this morning. Are there drug interactions?
No: There should be no problemGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
I have no seizures since 2005
would it be wise if I stop taking tegretol (400mgperday)during university exams period and start to take it again after?
How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin -why is klonopin only known for withdrawls?
What to do if I'm 25 years old. I have a seizure disorder and am on tegretol(carbamezapine). I was wondering if a person like myself should take melatonin?
Yes: you could if necessary,but the less medicine the better ...Read more
I'm 41 & i've had sleep seizures for 34 yrs. I've just changed meds from 1200mg tegretol to 600mg lacosamide & 20mg clobazam. Can my sperm be affected?
Clobazam=clonazepam : www.ehealthme.com/ds/clonazepam/sperm+analysis+abnormal on sep, 17, 2013: 34, 973 people reported to have side effects when taking clonazepam. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has sperm analysis abnormal. To date i could find no reference to low sperm count with the use of locosmide(vimpat). ...Read more