Tegretol - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Tegretol

Indications: Retard, Tegretol Liquid and Tegretol Chewtabs: Generalised tonic clonic and partial seizures. Tegretol Suppositories: Short term (maximum 7 days) treatment of patients for whom oral therapy is not possible
Contra Indications: Hypersensitivity to carbamazepine or tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). A-V conduction abnormalities. History of bone marrow depression or porphyria

Adverse and side effects

Dizziness, ataxia, drowsiness, GI upset. Allergic skin reactions. Blood dyscrasias, oedema, hyponatraemia. Rarely, jaundice, hepatitis, multi-organ hypersensitivity disorder, cardiac conduction disturbances, toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Special precautions

Cardiac, hepatic or renal disease, glaucoma, previous psychosis. Perform blood counts, liver function tests, urinalysis and BUN determinations before and regularly during treatment. Pregnancy, lactation

Questions about Tegretol

Our experts have answered 1 questions about Tegretol

Dr. Dr R K Jain
Dr. Dr R K Jain
Paediatric neurologist
If his epilepsy is controlled, I would not worry to much and start the next day as usual without doubling his evening dose.
If his epilepsy control is fragile, you should give it as soon…
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