Tegretol, carbamazepine USP, is an anticonvulsant and specific analgesic for trigeminal neuralgia, available for oral administration as chewable tablets of 100 mg, tablets of 200 mg, XR tablets of 100, 200, and 400 mg, and as a suspension of 100 mg/5 mL (teaspoon).
Suspension 100 mg/5 mL (teaspoon) – yellow-orange, citrus-vanilla flavored.
Bottles of 100. NDC.
Bottles of 100. NDC Unit Dose (blister pack).
SERIOUS DERMATOLOGIC REACTIONS AND HLA-B*1502 ALLELE.
When converting patients from Tegretol conventional tablets to Tegretol-XR, the same total daily mg dose of Tegretol-XR should be administered. Tegretol-XR tablet coating is not absorbed and is excreted in the feces; these coatings may be noticeable in the stool. Damaged tablets, or tablets without a release portal, should not be consumed.
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l your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: headaches that are severe or don't go away, signs of liver problems (such as nausea / vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach / abdominal pain, yellowing eyes / skin, dark urine), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), mouth sores, fainting, fast/slow/ irregular heartbeat, unusual eye movements ( nystagmus ), vision changes (such as blurred vision ), joint pain, swelling of the ankles /feet, pain/redness/swelling of the arms or legs, numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, signs of low levels of sodium in the blood (such as extreme drowsiness, mental/mood changes including confusion, seizures ).
Older adults may also be at greater risk of developing a type of mineral imbalance (low levels of sodium in the blood ), especially if they are also taking " water pills " ( diuretics ).
Tegretol is also used to treat nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Some drugs can raise or lower your blood levels of Tegretol, which may cause side effects or make carbamazepine less effective. Carbamazepine can also affect blood levels of.
Maintenance dose: 400 to 800 mg per day Maximum dose: 1000 mg per day Greater than 12 years of age: -Initial dose: 200 mg orally 2 times a day (immediate and extended release) or 100 mg orally 4 times a day (suspension) -Increase dose at weekly intervals in 200 mg per day increments using a 2 times a day regimen of extended release or a 3 times daily to 4 times daily regimen of the other formulations. -Comments: The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding the safety of doses above 35 mg/kg/24 hours.
Carbamazepine (CBZ), sold under the tradename Tegretol among others, is a medication used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain.
Its use during breastfeeding is not recommended. Serious side effects may include skin rashes, decreased bone marrow function, suicidal thoughts, or confusion. Care should be taken in those with either kidney or liver problems. Use during pregnancy may cause harm to the baby; however stopping it in pregnant women with seizures is not recommended. Common side effects include nausea and drowsiness. It should not be used in those with a history of bone marrow problems.
It was first marketed as a drug to treat epilepsy in Switzerland in 1963 under the brand name "Tegretol"; its use for trigeminal neuralgia (formerly known as tic douloureux) was introduced at the same time.
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