Generic Tegretol Information
Carbamazepine belongs to a group of anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drugs. It is applied a treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.
Dosage and direction:
Take Tegretol by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help.
Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you.
Generic Tegretol is used to treat or prevent the following medical conditions or diceases:
Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Inform your health care professional if you have any allergies or if you have glaucoma, heart disease or irregular heartbeat kidney or liver problems.
Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking while being treated with this medication.
Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine.
Inform your doctor if you have Parkinson’s disease, kidney or liver disease, high blood pressure; if you are pregnant or breast-feed.
Tegretol should not be used by patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to it.
Possible side effect:
The most common side effects are drowsiness, headaches and migraines, motor coordination impairment and/or upset stomach. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Carbamazepine has a very high potential for drug interactions, therefore before taking this medication tell your doctor or chemist of all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking.
Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice.
If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store your drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case.