Many other medications may also interact with carbamazepine, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
Carbamazepine may also cause a skin rash or sensitivity to the sun.
Carbamazepine can make birth control pills or implants less effective.
Some side effects can be serious. To minimize the possibility of such reactions, therapy should be initiated at the lowest dosage recommended.
In controlled clinical trials, Tegretol has been shown to be effective in the treatment of psychomotor and grand mal seizures, as well as trigeminal neuralgia. This information is not a substitute for advice from your doctor. Taken as a whole, this information supports a conclusion that the generally accepted therapeutic range of total carbamazepine in plasma i. Table 1 shows absolute and relative risk by indication for all evaluated AEDs. Tegretol is a potent inducer of hepatic 3A4 and is also known to be an inducer of CYP1A2, 2B6, 2C9 19 and may therefore reduce plasma concentrations of co-medications mainly metabolized by CYP 1A2, 2B6, 2C9 19 and 3A4, through induction of their metabolism.
Patients should be monitored closely for more rapid recovery from neuromuscular blockade than expected, and infusion rate requirements may be higher.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Sedating and may cause blurred vision, dry mouth, dizziness, confusion.
Maintenance treatments for periods up to one year to reduce the risk of relapse in patients with documented healing of benign gastric ulcer.
Give first dose and subsequent increases at bedtime to avoid syncope May take with food.
This can cause symptoms of heart disease to become worse.
White round flat tablets with bevelled edges. Your doctor may order a blood test to measure your risk before you start this medication. Inform female patient that drug may interfere with hormonal contraception.