Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine)
What is Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine) used for?
Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine) is used to help control and prevent seizures caused by epilepsy. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics, which work by helping to reduce abnormal activity in the brain which in turn helps to restore the balance of normal nerve activity. It is also effective in treating nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and a wide range of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
How should I use Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine)?
Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine) divitabs should be taken orally, with meals or as directed by your physician. Adult patients may be directed to start out by taking 100mg to 200mg twice daily, which may be gradually increased by the prescribing physician. However, patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication, as the exact dosage required may vary depending on the condition being treated. These tablets may be divided as necessary so that the correct dosage can be taken. Patients using this drug should always follow the instructions of their physician, and never exceed the prescribed dose. It is important not to abruptly cease taking this medication once you have started taking it, as doing so may cause withdrawal symptoms.
What are the side effects of Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine)?
Some patients have reported side effects when taking Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine), such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worse, or if you notice sudden mood changes, feelings of nervousness, a fast pounding heartbeat, signs of fever, loss of breath, swelling of the limbs, hallucinations or hair loss.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tegretol CR (Carbamazepine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients experiencing any thoughts of suicide or self harm should consult their physician immediately.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.