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What is Tegretol used for?
Chemical Name: CARBAMAZEPINE (kar-ba-MAZ-e-peen)
Tegretol belongs to the group of medications known as an anticonvulsant. Anticonvulsants or anti-epileptic drugs are medications used for controlling and preventing seizures. A seizure is a health condition in which there is a sudden, uncontrollable electrical disturbance in one’s brain. This sudden change causes one to face changes in their behavior, movements, and feelings. You can even lose your consciousness for some time. Having more than one seizure or having recurrent seizure means that you could have epilepsy.
Tegretol is used for controlling and preventing seizures. It also relieves certain types of nerve pains as well. This medication helps in reducing the spread of seizure activities in one’s brain and helps in balancing out the nerve activities once again.
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The active ingredient present in Tegretol 200 is Carbamazepine.
Tegretol 200 mg is to be taken orally with some food. Take this medication as your doctor prescribes it. The dosage depends on your condition and how well you respond to the treatment. Your doctor may start off by giving you a low dosage and may later increase it if needed. While you’re taking this medication, you need to avoid eating grapefruit and drinking its juice as grapefruit can increase the risks of adverse side effects. This medication is to be taken on a regular basis to get the most benefits from it.
Do not stop taking this medication without asking your doctor’s advice as you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Take the medicine at the scheduled time, and do not change your dosage without asking your doctor.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- History of decreased bone marrow function
- Blood disorder
- Heart diseases
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Mood disorder
- Mineral imbalance
This medication makes one feel dizzy and drowsy; therefore, limit your use of alcohol and marijuana when taking this drug.
Seek medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Carbamazepine 200 mg. Some side effects include
- Dry mouth
- Liver problems
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Yellowing of eyes and skin
- Dark urine
- Kidney problems
- Mouth sores
- Irregular heartbeat
- Unusual eye movement
- Blurred vision
- Joint pain
- Swelling of ankles and feet
- Low level of sodium in the blood
- Bipolar disorder
- Troubled breathing
The list above does not mention all of the possible side effects that you can face.
Product Code: 1831
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.