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Tegretol-Cr 400 Mg 30 Tablets

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1007-NV025
A valid medical prescription is required to dispense this medication Carbamazepine :To treat some forms of epilepsy
What Carbamazepine is used for: Carbamazepine 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. Do not take Carbamazepine if: you think you may be hypersensitive (allergic) to Carbamazepine or similar drugs, you think you may be allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine, you have any heart problems, you have had serious blood illnesses in the past, 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 you are taking herbal preparations containing St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum). Warnings and precautions: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Carbamazepine if: you have blood problems (including those caused by other medicines) you are allergic to phenytoin (a medicine used to treat epilepsy) you have the form of epilepsy where you have mixed fits which include absences you have ever had any heart, liver or kidney problems you are over 65 years of age you have an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) you have any eye problems such as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) you have difficulty emptying your bladder (urinary retention) you have problems with your mental health you have thinning of the bones (osteopenia or osteoporosis). you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. you are a female of childbearing age Possible side effects : These include: Leucopenia; dizziness and tiredness; feeling unsteady or finding it difficult to control movements; feeling or being sick; changes in liver enzyme levels; skin reactions which may be severe. Changes in the blood including an increased tendency to bruise or bleed; fluid retention and swelling; weight increase; low sodium in the blood which might result in confusion; headache; double or blurred vision; dry mouth. Abnormal involuntary movements including tremor or tics. Other medicines and Carbamazepine: Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: Hormone contraceptives, e.g. pills, patches, injections or implants. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Carbamazepine 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 hayfever, itch, etc). Diuretics (water tablets). Cimetidine or omeprazole (medicines to treat gastric ulcers). Isotretinoin (a medicine for the treatment of acne). Metoclopramide or aprepitant (anti-sickness medications). Acetazolamide (a medicine to treat glaucoma - increased pressure in the eye). Danazol or gestrinone (treatments for endometriosis). Theophylline or aminophylline (used in the treatment of asthma). Ciclosporin, tacrolimus or sirolimus. Drugs to treat schizophrenia (e.g. paliperidone, aripiprazole). Cancer drugs (e.g. temsirolimus, cyclophasphamide, lapatinib). The anti-malarial drug, mefloquine. Drugs to treat HIV. Levothyroxine (used to treat hypothyroidism). Tadalafil (used to treat impotence). How to take Carbamazepine: To treat epilepsy the usual doses are: Adults: 800-1,200 mg a day, although higher doses may be necessary. If you are elderly you might require a lower dose. Children: Aged 5-10 years: 400-600 mg a day/ Aged 10-15 years: 600-1,000 mg a day. To treat trigeminal neuralgia the usual dose is: 600-800 mg a day. The maximum dose is 1200mg a day. If you are elderly you might require a lower dose. To treat mood swings the usual dose is: 400-600 mg a day How to store Carbamazepine: Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Do not take Carbamazepine after the expiry date which is printed on the outside of the pack. * Dosage form and route of administration of Carbamazepine 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension andCarbamazepine 200mg and 400mg Prolonged Release Tablets should be prescribed according to therapeutic indication and disease severity of each individual patient.
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