Generic Name - Carbamazepine
Category - Anti-Convulsant
Generic for Carbatrol* is indicated to treat certain types of epilepsy.Carbamazepine (Generic for Carbatrol*) helps with seizure (convulsion) control in epilepsy. Generic for Carbatrol* affects sodium shifts in the brain and ultimately stabilizes the brain. Generic for Carbatrol* is an extended release form of the drug, meaning that its active ingredient is released slowly in the body, avoiding the need for frequent dosing.
Generic for Carbatrol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Carbatrol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or tricyclic compounds, such as amitriptyline, desipramine, imipramine, protriptyline, nortriptylin or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Carbatrol* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Low sodium level in the blood
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Carbatrol*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Cancer treating medications
Female hormones, including estrogens and birth control pills
Herbal medicines like St. John's Wort
Influenza, virus vaccine
Levothyroxine and other thyroid hormones
Medicines for angina or high blood pressure
Medicines for rhuematoid or other inflmmatory arthritis conditions
Medicines for anxiety or depression
Medicines for sleep
Medicines to treat fungal infections
Medicines used to treat HIV infection or AIDS
Generic for Carbatrol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericCarbatrol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Carbatrol* for seizures is initially 200 mg b.i.d. of Generic for Carbatrol* on day 1 (100 mg q.i.d. of suspension) which is increased by 200 mg/day or less at weekly intervals until best response is attained.
Generic for Carbatrol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Carbatrol* side Effects include confusion, lightheadedness, mood changes, nervousness, or hostility, unusual tiredness or weakness, blurred or double vision, uncontrollable eye movements, chest pain or tightness,
Dark yellow or brown urine, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and fainting spells.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Carbatrol*.
Generic for Carbatrol* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Carbatrol* by women during pregnancy may cause problems to the fetus.Consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Carbatrol* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Carbatrol* passes into the breast milk, and in some cases the baby may receive enough of it to cause unwanted effects. Hence, it is recommended to talk to your doctor andtake medical advice.
Generic for Carbatrol* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Carbatrol* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Carbatrol*and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Carbatrol* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Carbatrol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.