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Epitol

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: Fatigue, Neuralgia, Dependence, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tired and sleep a lot depending on the time I take it . (During facial nerve pain or just a regular dose) Works great , sometimes I'm overly tired & sleep a lot but better tha...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on September 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I actually have been diagnosed with SUNCT, closelh related to TN. Thiz medication usually works within 2 weeks, aborting the cycle of pain. I have been on this medication twice for these SUNCT attac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling cold

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 10, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: seems like it may have slowed the circulation to my hands . they get cold easily.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on July 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I just recently been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neoralgia, I only have been on this medication for about 2 months, so to truly rate this I think a 3 month use will be needed.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on March 23, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I was having at least 2-4 seizures per month before I started this medication. It has worked wonderfully for me and I have been completely seizure-free for 2 whole months now :)

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Rash

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 14, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I was on this for about two weeks with no side effects, I felt fantastic and really felt like it was starting to work, then out of the blue got a severe head to toe rash accompanied by a nagging heada...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MissDiagnosed in fdb.rxlist.com on May 21, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I was misdiagnosed with Bipolar disorder over 10 years ago. The doctor even admitted that "it's hard to tell if it's depression or the 'husband'". Was given this med with various other depression meds...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Panic attack, Panic reaction

Posted By jess in fdb.rxlist.com on February 24, 2010 @ 12:00 am

i can not live a every day life. I have extremely bad panic and anxiety attacks.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Excessive day and night-time sleepiness, Mood swings, Drug ineffective, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 13, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I've been taking this drug for about 7 months and found it difficult in the beginning. All I could do was sleep in taken twice a day as prescribed. I still can only take it once a day or I can't stay...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

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

I've been taking this drug for the past 5 years and I hadn't had any of the side affects. It's helped me throughout the years.

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