Carbamazepine

Last Update May 4, 2016
Carbamazepine is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Uses: Carbamazepine is prescribed for Seizures, Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Nerve Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
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3.0
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Positive 595 "I use carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia since 1999. Last couple of years have tested low... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 551 "The reason I ask is we thought for ages my lupus was just subacute lupus but it turns out it is drug induced lupus, because I was off carbamazepine so long the drug induced lupus was already in my... "Read more negative discussions
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I have used the drug for 21years,now missed my periods and I feel fine, can it be carbamezopine and yet am pregnant
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I have tested twice but it shows negative

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Carbamazepine and Co-Codamol...was HORRIBLE!
| CatDog
Ive recently started taking 200mg of Carbamazepine and seem to have settled on it quite well. Yesterday I had very very bad period pains, and I took a co codamol tablet (30/500mg) which I had in the cupboard from a few months back. Within about 20 min my skin was tingling and felt like it was moving, my heartbeat was faster, my muscles were tense, and I was slurring my words and struggling to speak in coherent sentences. I actually called NHS 111 because I was really panicking - I've never had an experience like that before. I was told that the carbamazepine and co codamol both work by slowing down the connections in your brain, so I was having a double 'slow-down' if you will. After about 2 hours it passed, and I went to bed. Feel fine today, but just wanted to share this experience. DO NOT take co codamol with carbamazepine unless your doctor has prescribed it. It was a stupid thing to do!

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Facts about Carbamazepine

What does Carbamazepine look like?
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Strength : 100 mg
Pill imprint : TARO;16
Color : White
Shape : Round
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Strength : 100 mg
Pill imprint : 93;5512;93;5512
Color : Green
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 200 mg
Pill imprint : 109;TEVA
Color : White
Shape : Round
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Strength : 200 mg
Pill imprint : NC;200
Color : Green
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 300 mg
Pill imprint : NC;300
Color : Purple
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 400 mg
Pill imprint : SZ;788
Color : Brown
Shape : Round
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D Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Carbamazepine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Carbamazepine
There may be a negative interaction between Carbamazepine and alcohol.
How do I obtain Carbamazepine?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Carbamazepine?
Pill
What dosages are available?
100 mg Capsule, 200 mg Capsule, 300 mg Capsule, 200 mg/10 mL Suspension, 100 mg/5 mL Suspension, 100 mg/5 mL (5 mL) Suspension, 100 mg Tablet, 200 mg Tablet, 400 mg Tablet
100 mg Capsule, 200 mg Capsule, 300 mg Capsule, 200 mg/10 mL Suspension, 100 mg/5 mL Suspension, 100 mg/5 mL (5 mL) Suspension, 100 mg Tablet... Show all
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Carbamazepine
Approval Date
August 14, 1986
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