Generic Name - Carbamazepine
Category - Miscellaneous Anti-convulsants
Generic for Tegretol* is indicated to treat seizure (convulsion) in certain types of epilepsy. Generic for Tegretol*(Carbamazepine) also treats nerve-related pain such as trigeminal neuralgia, or the pain associated with shingles.Carbamazepine may also be used to control certain mood problems, and is used for manic-depressive illness in some people.
Generic for Tegretol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Tegretol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Tegretol* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart or blood vessel disease
Problems with urination
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Tegretol*. Â It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Tegretol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericTegretol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Tegretol* for seizures is, 200 milligrams (1 tablet or 2 chewable or extended-release tablets) taken twice daily or 1 teaspoon 4 times a day.
Generic for Tegretol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Tegretol* 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 and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
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 Tegretol*.
Generic for Tegretol* and Pregnancy
Generic for Tegretol* has not been studied in pregnant women. However, there have been reports of babies having low birth weight, small head size, skull and facial defects, underdeveloped fingernails, and delays in growth when their mothers had taken carbamazepine in high doses during pregnancy. Therefore, the use of carbamazepine during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor.Â
Generic for Tegretol* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Tegretol* passes into the breast milk, and in some cases the baby may receive enough of it to cause unwanted effects. In animal studies, carbamazepine has affected the growth and appearance of the nursing babies.
Generic for Tegretol* and Pediatric
Behavior changes are more likely to occur in children.
Generic for Tegretol* and Geriatric
Confusion; restlessness and nervousness; irregular, pounding, or unusually slow heartbeat; and chest pain may be especially likely to occur in elderly patients, who are usually more sensitive than younger adults to the effects of carbamazepine.
The above information about Generic for Tegretol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Â Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.