CARBAMAZEPINE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 071479/001.

Names and composition

"CARBAMAZEPINE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CARBAMAZEPINE.
It belongs to the class Other antimanic drugs and is used in Psychosis, mania (Central Nervous System)

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
071479/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
071696/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
071940/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
074649/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
075687/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
075687/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 200MG
075712/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
075714/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 100MG per 5ML
075875/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 100MG per 5ML
075948/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
076697/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
076697/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
076697/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
077272/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 100MG
077272/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
077272/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 300MG
077272/004 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 400MG
078115/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
078115/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
078115/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 400MG
078592/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
078592/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
078592/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
078746/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ ORAL 100MG
078746/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ ORAL 200MG
078746/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ ORAL 300MG
078986/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
078986/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
078986/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
201106/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
201106/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
201106/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
070231/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
070300/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
070429/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
206030/001 CARNEXIV CARBAMAZEPINE SOLUTION/IV (INFUSION) 200MG per 20ML (10MG per ML)
020234/001 TEGRETOL-XR CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
020234/002 TEGRETOL-XR CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
020234/003 TEGRETOL-XR CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 400MG
020712/001 CARBATROL CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
020712/002 CARBATROL CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
020712/003 CARBATROL CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
071479/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
071696/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
073524/001 EPITOL CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
021710/001 EQUETRO CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
071940/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
070541/001 EPITOL CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
021710/002 EQUETRO CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
074649/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
021710/003 EQUETRO CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
075687/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
075687/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 200MG
075712/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
075714/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 100MG per 5ML
075875/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 100MG per 5ML
075948/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
076697/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
076697/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
076697/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
077272/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 100MG
077272/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
016608/001 TEGRETOL CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
077272/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 300MG
018281/001 TEGRETOL CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, CHEWABLE/ORAL 100MG
076729/001 TERIL CARBAMAZEPINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 100MG per 5ML
077272/004 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 400MG
018927/001 TEGRETOL CARBAMAZEPINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 100MG per 5ML
076525/001 TERIL CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
078115/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
078115/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
078115/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 400MG
078592/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
078592/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
078592/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
078746/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ ORAL 100MG
078746/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ ORAL 200MG
078746/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ ORAL 300MG
078986/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
078986/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
078986/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
201106/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 100MG
201106/002 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 200MG
201106/003 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 300MG
070231/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
070300/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG
070429/001 CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE TABLET/ORAL 200MG

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

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Carbamazepine?
Also why does it say to avoid sunlight. Will swimming 30 min 3x a week hurt me cann i just add sun screen? I have light skin so i dont sit and bake I just use swimming as my actvity. Asked by Tosha Striplin 1 month ago.

My dr gave me 3 scripts one being carbamazepine but i red that you could get SJS and TEN from it how likely is this? I have never had a liver probelm but i am over weight due to depression ( I eat because of it but i am dieting) Also they gaveme a script and i got the meds and it said dont take if you are taking tramadol and i take Tramadol for TMJ (a jaw problem) but i havent had an ain butt recently the only way ican sleep is taking 100mg tramadol 50mg benadryl and 1000 mg tylonal PM I dold my dr this and she didnt say anything about it im wondering if they say on the bottle dont take with tramadol perioud or how long you should not take tramadol ect. Also I would like to know how you feel on the carbamazepine does it help with the mood swings. Or does it just make you to tired to care. Answered by Jonathon Deherrera 1 month ago.

1) Dermatological effects of carbamazepine that are more common include photosensitivity, alopecia, urticaria, and alterations in skin pigmentation, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme and erythema nodosum, purpura, aggravation of disseminated lupus erythematosus, and diaphoresis. In certain cases, discontinuation of therapy may be necessary. Serious but rare adverse reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) may occur and require immediate drug discontinuation and appropriate medical attention; in rare cases, fatalities have occurred. It is recommended that Asian patients undergo a genetic blood test prior to initiation of carbamazepine treatment, since an inherited variant of an immune system gene (HLA-B 1502) found primarily in Asians is associated with the development of these skin reactions. [1] 2) Carbamazepine induces cytochrome P450 isoenzyme 2D6, which induces the metabolism of tramadol. So taking your regular dose of 100mg per day may not have the same pain alleviating effects as when you weren’t on carbamazepine. [2] Carbamazepine may also contribute to the CNS depressant effects of tramadol. In addition, tramadol may decrease the seizure threshold in some patients and thus interfere with the ability of carbamazepine to control seizures. It is recommended that you avoid concomitant use of both drugs. Talk with a pharmacist or your doctor again concerning concurrent use of those meds. They may just have to switch the pain med to a narcotic but many options exist. 3) Carbamazepine is a mood stabilizer used in bipolar disease. 4) Patients may be more prone to sunburn during therapy with carbamazepine. Suitable precautions should be taken prior to sunlight (UV) exposure, such as wearing long-sleeved clothing and a hat, and using sunscreens of SPF 30 or higher. Make sure you rub it in well and reapply often. 1] Beylot C, Doutre M, Beylot-Barry M. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. Semin Cutan Med Surg 1996;15:244—9. [2] Ultram® (tramadol) package insert. Raritan, NJ; Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.; 2007 Feb. Answered by Robbyn Sulieman 1 month ago.

Hey the first thing is you should call your doctor about your medication worries and get her to clear up any confusion about possible interactions. I find Valerian helps me to sleep... I'm on tegretol for my bipolar and in the beginning the meds left me really tired, as you put it, too tired to care. After a few weeks this wore off, so in the initial period I just avoided doing anything that required me to really alert or where I had to concentrate. Just sleep and rest when you need to, its really important to take care of yourself in the beginning and eventually after a few weeks the meds will take effect...they work in my individual case anyway, but it may be different for you, so don't be discouraged if the tegretol doesn't pan out straight away or you have to adjust the dose. It often takes a few goes to get medications right and drug based therapies aren't a precise art simply because we aren't all the same when it comes to brain chemistry and how it works for one person is not necc the same as for another. You will eventually find something that works, so just hang in there and stay positive... The tegtretol other side effect I have is that I have to stay out of the sun as I burn really quickly now - despite my olive Italian skin- but this is a rare side effect). I've found sun screen with a good SPF 15 + (with UVA/B protection) helps heaps when it comes to managing it though and I wear it daily when I'm out and about. Also being sensible about how you spend time in the sun really makes the difference, such covering up + hat, sitting in the shade when you're not swimming and regularly re-applying the sun screen as directed. That and I love using aloe vera based moisturizers after wards because it really helps take the sting out... As to weight issues, I haven't had problems with the tegretol as long I eat sensibly and exercise regularly - I love walking in the evening for an hour...has the bonus of clearing out my mind and helping me to relax. Answered by Earlie Feris 1 month ago.


Take carbamazepine if ur not epileptic?
if im not epileptic what do you think could happen if i take say..8 tablets? Asked by Delicia Kobernick 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine Overdose Symptoms Carbamazepine overdose symptoms may include: Drowsiness Dizziness Nausea or vomiting Irregular breathing or difficulty breathing Seizures Restlessness Twitching or shakiness Unusual body movements or postures Coordination problems A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension) Shock Loss of consciousness Coma. Treatment for a Carbamazepine Overdose Treatment for a carbamazepine overdose varies. If the carbamazepine overdose was recent, you may be given medications to cause vomiting or diarrhea. In some cases, your stomach may be "pumped" or you may be given medicines to absorb the carbamazepine in your digestive tract (to prevent it from entering your bloodstream). Sometimes, diuretics are given to help the kidneys remove carbamazepine from your body more quickly. Rarely, dialysis may be necessary. Generally, treatment for a carbamazepine overdose will include supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Answered by Tony Muro 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine is a anticonvulsant, neuroleptic that will reduce your central nervous system activity. You'll probably be drowsy for some time and a real nupty, as well as sleep a long time. If you are really unlucky you'll get extrapyramidal side effects, such as muscular stiffness, parkinsonism (doddery like Muhamid Ali) and oculargyric crisis eyes rolling back (but I doubt). Otherwise it should wear off by tomorrow afternoon. Answered by Pedro Kochheiser 1 month ago.

Depends on the dosage of the carbamazapine. For non-epileptics, it can be prescribed as a mood stabiliser/anti psychotic - so it can cause drowsiness. In cases of overdose in the non-epileptic - it can cause fitting. It can also have an adverse effect on the liver. In patients taking it regularly, liver function tests are recommended periodically. Answered by Tamela Kitchell 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine is for bipolar disorders and trigeminal neuralgia, but not for epilepsy. If you don't have these conditions, then taking it will be toxic to your body, esp. to your blood, kidneys, liver, as well as your brain. You better consult your Dr. if you're feeling adverse effects. Answered by Samuel Leutwiler 1 month ago.


What is the percentage of birth-control pill effectiveness when taken with carbamazepine (Tegretol XR)?
Asked by Brent Stam 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine will increase the rate which your liver metabolizes your birth control pills. It\s not possible to know exactly what percentage it lowers it by, in your specific case or in any specific case. Carbamazepine slowly induces the enzymes in your liver (that metabolize it, and other things) so it's partially dependent on how long you've been on it (the effect takes a few days to get going). Most likely you've been on it awhile though. The degree of your own body's reaction to the induction of these enzymes cannot be known without actually running tests. Medicine is not an exact science. Below is from drugdigest.org: CONTRACEPTIVES, ORAL (in Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestimate, Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestrel) may interact with CARBAMAZEPINE (in Tegretol) Carbamazepine may increase the rate at which oral contraceptives are removed from the body. This may result in contraceptive failure and an unintended pregnancy. If you are taking carbamazepine, your doctor may choose to use an oral contraceptive product that contains a high dose of estrogen and progestin. Consider using other methods of contraception, if necessary. You may want to ask your healthcare provider about this potential interaction if you think you are having problems. This interaction is poorly documented and is considered moderate in severity. Answered by Renee Mertz 1 month ago.

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Tegretol (carbamazepine) recreational value?
Oh and ashely you can't get high on antihistamines no way no how. Asked by Emiko Kupchinsky 1 month ago.

Okay I have access to lots of this stuff, It's liquid form, something about usp on it. After doing some research I found that it is for things like seizures and manics and stuff like that...so this leads me to believe you can have a euphoric effect from it. So any chance of this? Or would it be as pointless as trying to get high on antihistimines? Thanks Oh ya, don't patronize me ^_- Answered by Antwan Brood 1 month ago.

Oh Ashely, Wait isn't that a girls name? Lol I bet you were teased in HS a lot huh? Oh and actually I have quite a nice life, I'm currently a red -hat coal miner pulling $1200.00 after taxes every two weeks, and thats not even when I work overtime and make $22.50 an hour. I'm also going to school with a major in Chiropractic studies and a minor in computer science. So let's see you get a nicer life than me (while getting high) Dumba§§. Have a nice day ^_^ Answered by Kristle Banvelos 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant and is used on the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. I've never heard of it causing any euphoric effects. It might make you drowsy and clumsy (decreases motor coordination) Side effects include arrhythmias (heart disturbances), aplastic anemia (you stop making blood cells - very bad), thyroid dysfunction (also bad - you'll need thyroid function tests when you get checked for the anemia), and SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone) - you'll pee less and you can all sorts of metabolic distrubances as a result. You might get those, you might not. The interesting thing I found is that people on this drug can hear musical notes a half tone lower than they really are. Overall, I'd say that the risks are probably too much for a questionable high. But it's your body. There is no antidote, so don't overdo it. If you overdose, it's stomach pumping, activated charcoal and hemodialysis. From a pharm website: "Severe intoxication is characterised by one or more of the following features: coma, seizures, hypotension, or cardiac conduction defects." Have fun! Answered by Marvel Wohlenhaus 1 month ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Tegretol (carbamazepine) recreational value? Okay I have access to lots of this stuff, It's liquid form, something about usp on it. After doing some research I found that it is for things like seizures and manics and stuff like that...so this leads me to believe you can have a euphoric effect from it. So any chance of this? Or... Answered by Shanti Ranaudo 1 month ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Tegretol (carbamazepine) recreational value? Okay I have access to lots of this stuff, It's liquid form, something about usp on it. After doing some research I found that it is for things like seizures and manics and stuff like that...so this leads me to believe you can have a euphoric effect from it. So any chance of this? Or would it... Answered by Kittie Mucklow 1 month ago.

Tegretol isn't like amphetamines, there's no effect in dopaminergic cells that cause euphoria or high. If you take too much you're likely to have a seizure, as antiseizure meds that aren't use correctly actually increase the risk of seizure activity. Tegretol likely will make you extremely tired and ill if you take too much, or even worse, you could have a seizure or cause serious brain damage by the overdose. So, in a word, don't. Answered by Dolores Kasprzak 1 month ago.

As a pharmacist i see this prescribed loads in the community, all the side effects the drug is known to have has to be there by law. I know the list is horrifying but the most common ones are at the top. Of course this isn't to say your friend will definately suffer from any of the side effects on the list, we're all different and its impossible to tell until it is taken. If your friend has any worries they can ask the pharmacist but we can't discuss medication with anyone but the person taking the tegretol i'm afraid. Hope this helps. Answered by Byron Pantaleon 1 month ago.

I just started taking carbamazepine for Trigeminal Neuralgia 100 mg twice a day. It makes me silly at first and can t walk a straight line. LOL Then I just get tired from it. I m thinking I will get used to it. My doctor told me I would only be on it for a short time. Not sure why. I can t live with the pain. Answered by Susie Kennett 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine High Answered by Dulce Gietz 1 month ago.

Well, I am guessing seeing as it effects the brain, that high doses of the stuff will cause you to get 'high'. Apparently, the normal adult dose, for when using it normally, is MAX 2g per day (ie 2000mg per day). So, to get high, I am guessing you would need more than that. Also, though, be aware that side effects include: nausea and vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, ataxia, confusion and agitation (elderly), visual disturbances, or diarrhoea, anorexia; mild transient generalised erythematous rash, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, aplastic anaemia, cholestatic jaundice, hepatitis and acute renal failure, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, alopecia, thromboembolism, arthralgia, fever, proteinuria, lymph node enlargement, cardiac conduction disturbances (sometimes arrhythmias), dyskinesias, paraesthesia, depression, impotence, gynaecomastia, galactorrhoea, aggression, activation of psychosis, ucoma; photosensitivity, pulmonary hypersensitivity (with dyspnoea and pneumonitis), hyponatraemia, and oedema. So, your in for a wail of a time. I guess you would be interested in the side effect: visual disturbances, yes? But also beware of the other side effetcs like impotence and arrythmia - ie would can die from it, and this is the normal maximum dose! Also, you can get high on antihistamines, I was talking to a person the other day, over YA, about how to do this. He did, and got high, and then got arrested for steeling whilst high. Oh, and I almost forgot; the patronising: Your a loser, you need to get a life. Go get a job, an stop being stupid. Have a nice day! Ashley Answered by Shandra Jilek 1 month ago.


Can you drink while on Carbamazepine?
Basically I have been put on Carbamazepine because I have recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy and I was just wondering if I can drink alcohol while I'm on it..? If I drink will I die? Or is it just not recommended? I'm not a heavy drinker.. I hardly ever drink, like only at parties and stuff but I'm... Asked by Catheryn Hamidi 1 month ago.

Basically I have been put on Carbamazepine because I have recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy and I was just wondering if I can drink alcohol while I'm on it..? If I drink will I die? Or is it just not recommended? I'm not a heavy drinker.. I hardly ever drink, like only at parties and stuff but I'm just curious because it would be good to know if I can... Thanks x Answered by Lenny Anker 1 month ago.

According to Drugs.com there is an interaction between Carbamazepine and alcohol consumption, but they say to limit alcohol use not cut it out all together. They also say not to consume grapefruit juice, which actually interacts with a lot of medications. There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with carbamazepine which include: Carbamazepine and Alcohol (Ethanol) Moderate Drug Interaction GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills. MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving CNS-active agents should be warned of this interaction and advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities. GENERALLY AVOID: In a small, randomized, crossover study, the administration of carbamazepine with grapefruit juice (compared to water) increased plasma drug concentrations by approximately 40%. The proposed mechanism is inhibition of CYP450 3A4-mediated first-pass metabolism in the gut wall by certain compounds present in grapefruits. MANAGEMENT: Given the drug's narrow therapeutic index, patients receiving carbamazepine therapy should preferably avoid the regular consumption of grapefruits and grapefruit juice to prevent any undue fluctuations in plasma drug levels. Patients should be advised to report signs of carbamazepine toxicity (nausea, visual disturbances, dizziness, or ataxia) to their physicians. Answered by Norine Enzor 1 month ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Can you drink while on Carbamazepine? Basically I have been put on Carbamazepine because I have recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy and I was just wondering if I can drink alcohol while I'm on it..? If I drink will I die? Or is it just not recommended? I'm not a heavy drinker.. I hardly ever drink, like only at parties and... Answered by Jaime Heep 1 month ago.

it will usually say on the medication to not drink while taking it. Also most medications like that already can make you drowsy by themselves so mixing alcohol will intensify it dangerously. you're 14 anyways I don't see why this should be a worry, is it that hard to have a good time without drinking yet? Answered by Lettie Eutsey 1 month ago.

Read the leaflet it comes with Answered by Floy Llanet 1 month ago.


Carbamazepine overdose?
Hi, One of my relatives took an overdose of carbamazepine (around 100 pills of 200 mg). Any of you know how long it takes until you get unconscious or if you feel any pain until then caused by the pills? We found her too late (24 hours later) and now it's just agony in a hospital with no chance. thanks Asked by Lonnie Pellum 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine is an anti-convulsant but I am assuming it was prescribed for a Psychiatric disorder, this sounds like an intentional overdose, and I am sorry you have been put through this I sympathize with you. I had to look up the half-life of the drug and it was around 20 hours I believe. This drug is absorbed slowly, however she took so much that would speed up the proccess. I would imagine in a couple of hours she would lose consciousness because of its depressant effect on the brain. She would be confused, lose her balance, have difficulty speaking, and probably not really know what is going on before losing consciousness. The complicated part too is the other Medicine she possibly could have ingested with or before it, then she mightve lost consciousness faster. She must have Multiple Organ Failure I am assuming. Look, I doubt she was conscious or suffering very long, and like I said very confused before collapsing, after that there was no suffering. Answered by Rosena Olivier 1 month ago.


Carbamazepine and Depo-Provera: What's the risk of pregnancy?
I'm on the depo shot, but I also take carbamazepine, or tegretol. I've read that this decreases the effectiveness of the shot. But what I want to know is how much? Does anyone know exactly how much carbamazepine drecreases the effectiveness of depo provera?? What are my chances of getting pregnant being... Asked by Kayleen Sullivan 1 month ago.

I'm on the depo shot, but I also take carbamazepine, or tegretol. I've read that this decreases the effectiveness of the shot. But what I want to know is how much? Does anyone know exactly how much carbamazepine drecreases the effectiveness of depo provera?? What are my chances of getting pregnant being that I am on both? Answered by Jacquetta Galla 1 month ago.

Carbamazepine is a drug type called enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs.It increase the activity of liver enzymes and liver enzymes help to remove some drug types from the body.When activity of liver enzymes increase ,destruction and removal of those drugs increase and there by reduce the body level of those drugs.That make those drugs less effective when taking with Carbamazepine. But we give depo as a injection and it's not destruct in the liver.There for it's activity not affected by Carbamazepine.If you are on Carbamazepine depo is the best contraceptive method to use. Answered by Darlene Colby 1 month ago.

nicely congrats on the grounds which you're def pregnant! The faint line is a BFP! those do not lie as you may get a faux unfavourable reading. all of us know that those exams purely paintings if there's a presence of the hormone HCG which you have! good success with your being pregnant Answered by Page Rawding 1 month ago.

That's a good question I hope you get reasonable answers Answered by Tameka Kilbourn 1 month ago.


Does Tegretol (Carbamazepine) make you more emotional?
I've been taking 200mg 2 times a day for 4 days now for migraines, and I've been feeling emotional for no reason and my friends say I seem depressed. I've just been getting emotional and teary eyed for no reason at all which is not like me. I've also been dizzy and lightheaded. I think... Asked by Amalia Frago 1 month ago.

I've been taking 200mg 2 times a day for 4 days now for migraines, and I've been feeling emotional for no reason and my friends say I seem depressed. I've just been getting emotional and teary eyed for no reason at all which is not like me. I've also been dizzy and lightheaded. I think it's because I'm on a new med and my body is getting used to it and it will go away. Will it go away as I get used to it or is it just a regular side effect? Answered by Raymon Kagarise 1 month ago.

Traditionally Carbamazepine is used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. In that case, its job it to control manic episodes. Normal side effects are tiredness, impaired muscular coordination and nausua but should go away within the first week. It is very normal that you are experiencing some side effects now, with this (and most) medication, you will feel side effects within the first 4 days but the overall benefits dont start to show for 2-4 weeks. So i would give it a little more time unless the dizziness is impairing your ability to live. Another note; you really should not drink alcohol on this medication, it will make it less effective and worsens depression symptoms****. lastly, if you decide that the side effects are too difficult, DO NOT just stop taking the drug. Some drugs like antidepressants can be stopped and your body adjusts, but this is NOT one of those drugs. You are at a great risk for seizures. Take care and i hope that helps. Dr. S. Answered by Kellee Ruggle 1 month ago.

As a pharmacist i see this prescribed loads in the community, all the side effects the drug is known to have has to be there by law. I know the list is horrifying but the most common ones are at the top. Of course this isn't to say your friend will definately suffer from any of the side effects on the list, we're all different and its impossible to tell until it is taken. If your friend has any worries they can ask the pharmacist but we can't discuss medication with anyone but the person taking the tegretol i'm afraid. Hope this helps. Answered by Lela Trader 1 month ago.

Dizziness, drowsiness & disturbances of coordination are just a few of the common side effects of carbamazapine (Tegretol). Oftentimes, these side effects are also accompanied by depression or agitation. If your depression was not triggered by other things, you might need to check with your doctor again as this medication might be too strong for you. Answered by Antoinette Pribnow 1 month ago.


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