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Carbamazepine Is Used To Treat Seizures And Nerve Pain - Onlinepillmart

By Expert Author: Richard MacLeod

Carbamazepine, the active ingredient in Tegretol Tablets, can affect the body in several different ways. It is an anti-convulsant medicine (prevents fits), it can also modify some types of pain and can control mood disorders.Tegretol is used
• To treat some forms of epilepsy
• To treat a painful condition of the face called trigeminal neuralgia
• To help control serious mood disorders when some other medicines don’t work.

Some people MUST NOT take Tegretol Tablets. Talk to your doctor if:
• you think you may be hypersensitive (allergic) to carbamazepine or similar drugs such as oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), or to any of a related group of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline or imipramine). If you are allergic to carbamazepine there is a one in four (25%) chance that you could also have an allergic reaction to oxcarbazepine.
• you think you may be allergic to any of the other ingredients of Tegretol Tablets (these are listed at the end of the leaflet).
Signs of a hypersensitivity reaction include swelling of the face or mouth (angioedema), breathing problems, runny nose, skin
rash, blistering or peeling.
• you have any heart problems,
• you have ever had problems with your bone marrow,
• you have a blood disorder called porphyria,
• you have taken drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), used to treat depression, within the last 14 days.

Drug interaction:
Tell the doctor if you are taking:
• Hormone contraceptives, e.g. pills, patches, injections or implants. Tegretol affects the way the contraceptive works in your
body, and you may get breakthrough bleeding or spotting. It may also make the contraceptive less effective and there will be
a risk of getting pregnant. Your doctor will be able to advise you about this, and you should think about using other contraceptives.
• Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Tegretol can make HRT less effective.
• Any medicines for depression or anxiety.
• Corticosteroids (‘steroids’). You might be taking these for inflammatory conditions such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, muscle and joint pains.
• Anticoagulants to stop your blood clotting.
• Antibiotics to treat infections including skin infections and TB (e.g. ciprofloxacillin).
• Antifungals to treat fungal infections.
• Painkillers containing paracetamol, dextropropoxyphene, tramadol, methadone or buprenorphine.
• Other medicines to treat epilepsy.
• Medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems.
• Antihistamines (medicines to treat allergy such as hay fever, itch, etc).

Side effects:
Stop taking Tegretol Tablets and tell your doctor straight away if you notice:
• Serious skin reactions such as rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes or mouth, or skin peeling accompanied by fever. These reactions may be more frequent in patients of Chinese or Thai origin
• Mouth ulcers or unexplained bruising or bleeding
• Sore throat or high temperature, or both
• Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
• Swollen ankles, feet or lower legs
• Any signs of nervous illness or confusion
• Pain in your joints and muscles, a rash across the bridge of the nose and cheeks and problems with breathing (these may be the signs of a rare reaction known as lupus erythematosus)
• Fever, skin rash, joint pain, and abnormalities in blood and liver function tests (these may be the signs of a multi-organ sensitivity disorder)
• Bronchospasm with wheezing and coughing, difficulty in breathing, feeling faint, rash, itching or facial swelling (these may be the signs of a severe allergic reaction)
• Pain in the area near the stomach.

author bio :

Hi friends, this is Richard MacLeod from UK. I am completed P.HD in Pharmacy. Now working in onlinepillmart.com as medical adviser. Also i write blog on Men's and women’s health also other health related disease; like side effect of Ketoconazole online Russia, Xenical,cost Famciclovir online Russia

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