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TEGretol XR

Carbamazepine
Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant that is used to treat seizures and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Carbamazepine is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Carbamazepine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Carbamazepine
DRUG TYPE
Seizures

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take carbamazepine if you have a history of bone marrow suppression, or if you are allergic to carbamazepine or to certain antidepressant medications.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.

Carbamazepine may cause serious blood problems or a life-threatening skin rash or allergic reaction. Call your doctor if you have a fever, unusual weakness, bleeding, bruising, or a skin rash that causes blistering and peeling.

Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking seizure medicine. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Do not stop taking carbamazepine without asking your doctor first, even if you feel fine.

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