Tegretol XR (Carbamazepine ER)
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What is Tegretol XR used for?
Tegretol XR belongs to the group of medications known as anticonvulsants. These drugs are helpful in controlling and preventing seizures. When one suffers from a seizure, there is a sudden, uncontrollable electrical disturbance in his brain. And this sudden change causes one to face changes in their behavior, movements, and their feelings. It can even cause you to become unconsciousness for some time. Having more than one seizure or having recurrent seizures is a sign that indicates that you could have epilepsy.
Tegretol XR is used for controlling and preventing seizures. This medication relieves certain types of nerve pains as well and helps in reducing the spread of seizure activities in the brain and balances out the nerve activities once again.
You can purchase this medicine online from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient present in both Tegretol XR 400 mg and Tegretol XR 200 mg is Carbamazepine.
If you’re taking extended-release tablets, you’ll have to take this medication orally, with some food about twice a day. Do not crush the tablet or chew on it, swallow the medicine whole. Make sure you do not split the medication into half, as split medicines release all of the ingredients at once, increasing the chances of side effects. For those who cannot swallow the tablet whole, you may sprinkle out its content into a tablespoon and swallow the drug at once, again do not chew the mixture. The dose depends on your condition and how well you are responding to the treatment. Your doctor may start off with a smaller dose and may gradually increase it.
While you’re taking this medication, you need to avoid drinking and eating grapefruit as it can increase the risks of adverse side effects. This medication is to be taken on a regular basis; 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
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 notice any signs of an allergic reaction to Tegretol XR. Some side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Liver problems
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
The list above does not mention all of the possible side effects that you can face.
Product Code: 1832
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.