What is Tegretol Tablet used for?
Tegretol tab (Carbamazepine) is prescribed to prevent and manage seizures. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is classified as an anticonvulsant/anti-epileptic medication. It may also be prescribed to relieve specific types of nerve pain. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) functions by reducing the spread of seizure activity within the brain and restoring to the normal amount of nerve activity.
This section is for uses of the drug that are not included in the approved labeling for this medication but that might be prescribed by your doctor. Only use this drug for the following conditions if specifically prescribed by your doctor. This drug can be used for bipolar disorder and some kinds of nerve pain.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tegretol Tablet
Before you start Tegretol read the medication guide given to you by your pharmacist. Take this medication as recommended by your doctor, orally, and with food. The dosage will be based on your response to treatment and your medical condition. Your doctor will likely start you off on a small dose and increase it gradually to reduce your risk of side effects. Do not eat grapefruits while using this medication as it can increase the chance of side effects.
This medication should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it, take it at the same time every day so you remember. Do not stop this medication without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Some conditions will get worse when Tegretol is stopped suddenly, you will need to gradually decrease your dose. If you don’t notice improvement or if your condition gets worse talk to your doctor.
Though some medications should never be used together, in other cases two medications that interact can still be used together. Your doctor will just have to change the dose or take other necessary precautions.
The following medications may interact with Tegretol:
This is not an exhaustive list of medications that interact with Tegretol. Ensure you give your doctor a complete list of medications and products that you take so they can accurately monitor for drug interactions
Along with the intended effects of a medication, it may also cause some unwanted effects. You will not experience all of these side effects on Tegretol but if you do they may require medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects: blurred vision or double vision, diarrhea (severe), discouragement, drooling, loss of balance control, sudden, wide mood swings, confusion, agitation, or hostility (especially in the elderly), feeling of unreality, fear, actions that are out of control, darkening of the urine, cough or hoarseness, trouble sleeping, lack of appetite, bone or joint pain, muscle or stomach cramps, painful or difficult urination, yellow eyes or skin, uncontrolled body movements. This is not a complete list of serious side effects, talk to your doctor about any side effects you experience whether or not they are listed here.
Some side effects may happen that don’t typically need medical attention. These side effects can go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medication. Your doctor might be able to help you avoid or reduce some of these side effects. If they become bothersome or persist for a long time talk to your doctor. The following is an incomplete list of minor side effects: dizziness (mild), lightheadedness, drowsiness (mild), acid or sour stomach, belching, diarrhea, indigestion, lack or loss of strength, loss of hair, sleepiness, sexual problems in males. This list is not exhaustive, your doctor will have more
DISCLAIMER: This information is presented as a summary for informational purposes and is not to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always ask a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medications or treatment. Do not ignore or delay in seeking medical advice because of the information provided here.