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How often is blood test needed for child on tegretol?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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