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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


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Is it ok to take both Epilim & Tegretol on an empty stomach? I take a higher night dose of both medications on an empty stomach at bedtime.

Is it ok to take both Epilim & Tegretol on an empty stomach? I take a higher night dose of both medications on an empty stomach at bedtime.

No restriction: You can take these medication on empty stomach. Always ask your doctor about the side effects you may have and how to take your medication. ...Read more

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I've been taking lithium for a yr. I'm also on tegretol. I'm having stomach cramps, back pain, but no period. Period is a week late. Is it the pills?

I've been taking lithium for a yr. I'm also on tegretol. I'm having stomach cramps, back pain, but no period. Period is a week late. Is it the pills?

Pills and menses: Lithium and tegretol are not likely to influence your menses . . . . But with the symptoms you describe, i'm wondering if you're also taking birth control pills? Could you be pregnant? Might be helpful to check a home pregnancy test -- available in any drug store. Also, see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking carbamazepine 800mg and venlafaxine 150mg?

Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking carbamazepine 800mg and venlafaxine 150mg?

Yes: There could be an uncomfortable discontinuation syndrome. It would be safer and more comfortable. ...Read more

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I have been taking lithium for over a year. I'm also on tegretol. Is it possible to have side effects of a period w/o the period ?

I have been taking lithium for over a year. I'm also on tegretol. Is it possible to have side effects of a period w/o the period ?

Any other medication: Please write clearly what kind if side effects risk of bleeding if low platelet need to check regret level and CBC also lithium level. ...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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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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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 you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?

Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?

Complex question.: We are limited to a 400 word answer so only basic general info can be given. 15% of kids with epilepsy have this type. It doesn't affect intelligence, usually. See http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-epilepsy-syndromes/benign-rolandic-epilepsy Carbamazepine is often used to treat epilepsy & is a good choice for many. No med is right for every one. Don't take ANY other med w/ it unless OK'd by MD ...Read more