Just wondering how long I can safely stay on this medicine at high doses as a maintenece? for Trigeminal Nuralgia?
Hi, My daughter has for at least 3 years been taking 800mg tegretol AM and 1200mg PM in addition to high doages of lamotrigine and topamax - all prescribed by her neurologist to control epilepsy. While this amount is higher than the recommended dosage he advises that each patient metablizes the drugs differently. Regular blood tests for tegretol ( at least every 6 mos) should keep the level monitored for toxicity. I also recommend liver enzyme tests be done annually - something we seem to have to ask for specifically. Be sure to discuss your levels and test results with your physician. Best wishes.
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