My husband was on lithium . Since it was no longer working (my husband decreased the dose himself) the doctor changed it to 200 mg carbamazepine morning and night. I would like to know how well this medication works for bipolar compared to lithium. Side effect included.
I suffer from bipolar disorder and have taken carbamazepine in the past, and for me it worked a lot better than lithium, specially because in my case I had too many side effects with lithium.
Carbamazepine is very effective and I did not experience any side effects, but we must not forget that everyone reacts differently to medication.
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