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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: Loss of consciousness

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on January 7, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... taking a certain medication for years. My doctor is tapering me off Carbatrol ER 600 mg two x a day due to it causing bone issues. I was suppose to decrease meds slowly but I passed out one day and hi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on November 8, 2011 @ 12:00 am

was having petit and Grand maw seziures, broke my shoulder did brain damage frontal and temporal lobes during falls due to a seziure disorder. could mot pull it together. after 2 years of this and man...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lethargy, Depersonalisation, Disturbance in attention

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 21, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Spacey, "out of it" feeling. Losing my train of thought. Possibly lethargic (or busy life !) Not feeling like myself. It took a few days to kick in, and then I was 100 pain-f...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By dovidsabba in fdb.rxlist.com on August 3, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking Carbatrol for app. 13 years now since I had brain surgery for the epilepsy in 1997. As long as I remember to take it, I remain seizure free. The 2 times that I forgot to take it f...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By bestiscc in fdb.rxlist.com on February 16, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I am very satisfied with carbatrol. I have 6-8 seizures per year, as apposed to the 2-3 monthly seizures I once was expirencing! Ths medication is very effective in regards to seizure control but it...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 1, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Even though this medication has worked for me for the past eight years I have had some sideeffects. My mood constanly changes (actually thought I was experiencing some mental illness).

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By neuronsexplding in fdb.rxlist.com on January 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Excellent medication. Mostly because it remanins within your blood levels unlike the generic version. However I am fortunate to be on a program because I could not afford this medication retail and my...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Migraine

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 5, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: dramatically increased migraine frequency While the frequent migraines are quite awful, I had experienced migraines when I was younger, so I don't fully blame the Carbatrol. O...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By bestiscc in fdb.rxlist.com on October 19, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Constant improvement in seizures

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Somnolence, Balance disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 7, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Fatigue, balance problems, dizziness when standing, Extremely tired when I wake up. I take 200mg at bed. My mouth is so dry when I wake that i have toi scoop the caked saliva out of my ...

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