My brother was put on this medication for restless leg syndrome. He is an alcoholic in and out of the recovery process. Can this medication make you crave alcohol?
My experience with Epitol, which is carbamazepine is that is not addicting nor a controlled substance and belongs to the drug class of dibenzazepine anticonvulsants. It did not make me crave alcohol at all ( I had a drinking problem for many years) and was on epitol for a long time.
He should avoid alcohol at all cost because alcohol may increase the side effects of this medication.
- Epitol Information for Consumers
- Epitol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Epitol (detailed)
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