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Carbamazepine

Ingredients: Carbamazepine
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Carbamazepine (CBZ), sold under the tradename Tegretol among others, is a medication used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. For seizures it works as well as phenytoin and valproate. It is not effective for absence seizures or myoclonic seizures. It may be used in schizophrenia along with other medications and as a second line agent in bipolar disorder. It is taken two to four times per day. A controlled release formulation is available for which there is tentative evidence showing fewer side effects.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Ageusia, Rash

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Posted By easwari on March 3, 2020 @ 12:43 pm

Even after stopping the medication, did not recover my sense of taste.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry eye

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe dry eyes been taking carbamazepine for approx.40years now and developed a severe case of dry eyes.tried many different eye drops including restasis with very little rel...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

It sent my seizures through the roof.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

This is only medicine that works for me.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I was put on this medicine as a treatment for bipolar disorder. This is like a miracle for me. It has helped my mood stay stable and has helped my attention span as well. And its very affordable.I wou...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Only mood stabilizer that has worked for me, I take 800 mg.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on February 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

, Has worked well without side effects

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on January 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... a highly allergic individual - the hospital doctor gave me the lowest dosage in the hospital to see my reaction to this drug and it worked. However, I am not sure whether this is addictive. I do not t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Agitation, Euphoric mood

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... from this. A huge and long episode ensued about 2 weeks into its initial use. For the most part, the mania was of the more pleasant and euphoric type, rather than the agitated and awful one. It did...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am

een taking for 10 years. Just had a bad 3 months and it took 1600mg for 3 weeks to control it. Now back to 1200mg and am reducing 100mg every 2 weeks. I was down to 600mg prior to this. A very heavy ...


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