About Tegretol

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About Tegretol

Composition

1 tablet contains:
Active substance: carbamazepine 200 mg or 400 mg;

Indications for use

  • Epilepsy
  • Complicated or simple partial epileptic seizures (with or without loss of consciousness) with or without secondary generalization.
  • Generalized tonic-clonic epileptic seizures. Mixed forms of epileptic seizures.
  • Acute manic conditions and maintenance therapy of bipolar affective disorders with the aim of preventing exacerbations or alleviating clinical manifestations of exacerbation.
  • Alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
  • Idiopathic neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve and trigeminal neuralgia in multiple sclerosis (typical and atypical). Idiopathic neuralgia of the glossopharyngeal nerve.
  • Pain syndrome with diabetic neuropathy.
  • Polyuria and polydipsia of neurohormonal nature in diabetes insipidus of central genesis.

Application in pregnancy and lactation

It is known that children born to mothers suffering from epilepsy are more likely than others to be prone to intra-uterine development disorders, including developmental malformations. It has been reported that carbamazepine, like all major antiepileptic drugs, is capable of increasing the risk of these disorders.

Dosing and Administration

The drug can be taken during meals, after meals or in between meals. Tablets should be taken with a small amount of liquid.
The drug can be used as a monotherapy or as part of a combination therapy.
Treatment begins with the application of a small daily dose, which is then slowly increased until an optimal effect is achieved.
To determine the optimal dose of the drug, it is recommended to determine the concentration of the active substance in the blood plasma.

Potential Tegretol side effects may include:

Tegretol used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage

58%

  1. Gearldine R. Schrom says:
    2.5 rating

    Tegretol for Trigeminal neuralgia

    My mother took Tegretal 200 from the mid-fifties until her death. For the last ten years she was lying in bed because of soft bones and crooked joints. During the 30 years dizzy spells often fatigue. Probably addiction, for fear of trigeminal nerve pain.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  2. Becky E. Moorman says:
    3.5 rating

    Tegretol for Epilepsy

    Use in epilepsy after cerebral hemorrhage Take tegretal in connection with Keppra, noted that I increased by approximately 30 minutes nose cold similar appearance have these pass but after 30 min. Also I have cold hands and heavy legs, drunk and drowsy .. and as I believe strong weight gain

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue