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Can tegretol cause sleep paralysis?
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Tegretol
Short answer yes.
There is narrow window for most antiepileptic drugs. Too much does affect CNS and can cause paralysis but not the sleep paralysis from rem atonia. It tends to cause total muscle paralysis which involves the breathing muscles as well.

In brief: Tegretol
Short answer yes.
There is narrow window for most antiepileptic drugs. Too much does affect CNS and can cause paralysis but not the sleep paralysis from rem atonia. It tends to cause total muscle paralysis which involves the breathing muscles as well.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Tegretol & paralysis
There have been reports of associated paralysis but the exact relationship to the drug has not been established.

In brief: Tegretol & paralysis
There have been reports of associated paralysis but the exact relationship to the drug has not been established.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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