Generic Tegretol target is the treatment of simple and complex forms of seizure. It is also used to treat nerve pain of the face such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy, bipolar disorder. Generic Tegretol is acting by reducing the action of nerve which causes pain and seizures. It is anticonvulsant. Generic name of Generic Tegretol is Carbamazepine. Tegretol is also known as Carbamazepine, Tegrital. Brand names of Generic Tegretol are Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Epitol, Equetro, Carbatrol.
Generic Tegretol is available in tablets (100 mg, 200 mg, 400 mg), chewable tablets, extended release tablets and suspension.
Do not crush, chew, or break the extended release tablets.
Before taking the liquid form of Generic Tegretol you should shake it.
Chewable tablets should be chewed before swallowing.
The treatment with Generic Tegretol can be resulting after 4 weeks.
For trigeminal neuralgia treatment
The starting dose of Generic Tegretol is 100 mg taken twice a day.
For bipolar disorders treatment
The starting dose of Generic Tegretol is 200-400 mg a day in divided doses.
Take Generic Tegretol at the same time every day, with or without food.
Take Generic Tegretol tablets orally with water.
Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Tegretol suddenly.
Tegretol Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Tegretol and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Tegretol overdosage: fast heartbeat, difficulties with shallow and breathing, nausea, impatience, muscle twitches, seizures, dizziness, slurred speech, tremors, languor, vomiting, problems with urinating.
Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of reach of children.
Tegretol More Info
Active Ingredient: Carbamazepine.
Other Ingredients: Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Fd&C Red 40, Gelatin, Glycerin, Magnesium Stearate, Starch, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Fd&C Yellow 6, Flavoring, Polymer, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sorbitol, Sucrose, Cellulose Compounds, Dextrates, Iron Oxides, Magnesium Stearate, Mannitol, Polyethylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide,
Do not take Generic Tegretol if you are allergic to Generic Tegretol components.
Do not take Generic Tegretol if you ever had an allergy to antidepressants such as desipramine (Norpramin), amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), clomipramine (Anafranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor).
Do not take Generic Tegretol if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Do not take Generic Tegretol if you are taking such medicines as selegiline (such as Eldepryl, Emsam), tranylcypromine (such as Parnate), isocarboxazid (such as Marplan)), MAO inhibitor (phenelzine (such as Nardil), sleeping drugs.
Be careful if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Be careful with Generic Tegretol if you suffer from or have a history of liver or heart disease; mental illness; lupus, glaucoma, bone marrow suppression.
Elderly people should be very careful with Generic Tegretol.
Be careful with sunlight. Try to protect your skin.
If you experience drowsiness and dizziness while taking Generic Tegretol you should avoid any activities such as driving or operating machinery.
Avoid alcohol while taking Generic Tegretol.
It can be dangerous to stop Generic Tegretol taking suddenly.