Tegretol, carbamazepine USP, is an anticonvulsant and specific analgesic for trigeminal neuralgia, available for oral administration as chewable tablets of 100 mg, tablets of 200 mg, XR tablets of 100, 200, and 400 mg, and as a suspension of 100 mg/5 mL (teaspoon).
No evidence of abuse potential has been associated with Tegretol, nor is there evidence of psychological or physical dependence in humans.
Dispense in tight, light-resistant container (USP). NDC Do not store above 30°C (86°F). Protect from light and moisture. Box of 100 (strips of 10).
Because the extent to which this occurs with other liquid medications is not known, Tegretol suspension should not be administered simultaneously with other liquid medicinal agents or diluents (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ).
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Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially, confusion, unsteadiness, or irregular heartbeat. Confusion and unsteadiness can increase the risk of falling. Older adults may also be at greater risk of developing a type of mineral imbalance (low levels of sodium in the blood ), especially if they are also taking " water pills " ( diuretics ).
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely.
Tegretol is also used to treat nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Some drugs can raise or lower your blood levels of Tegretol, which may cause side effects or make carbamazepine less effective. Carbamazepine can also affect blood levels of.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with carbamazepine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Trigeminal Neuralgia carbamazepine, Epitol, Carbatrol, Tegretol XR, More.
Schizoaffective Disorder Prozac, Seroquel, lithium, fluoxetine, quetiapine, Abilify, lamotrigine, Lamictal, More.
The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
Shake the Tegretol oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose.
Carbamazepine (CBZ), sold under the tradename Tegretol among others, is a medication used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain.
It is not effective for absence seizures or myoclonic seizures. Carbamazepine is typically used for the treatment of seizure disorders and neuropathic pain. It is used off-label as a second-line treatment for bipolar disorder and in combination with an antipsychotic in some cases of schizophrenia when treatment with a conventional antipsychotic alone has failed.
However, the HLA-A*31:01 allele has been shown to be a strong predictor of both mild and severe adverse reactions to carbamazepine among Japanese and Europeans.
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