I have been taking anti-seizure meds for petite-Mal epilepsy for many years, and would like to know about the long term effects.
Most people who take Tegretol don't have too much trouble with side effects.
Some doctors suspect that the bones of some people who take Tegretol for years may become thin and weak, though this effect has not yet been proven. It may happen because Tegretol can interfere with the way the body uses vitamin D. This vitamin is needed to help the bones absorb calcium. People who take Tegretol should be careful to get plenty of vitamin D and calcium every day. They also should exercise to keep their bones strong.
- Tegretol Information for Consumers
- Tegretol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tegretol (detailed)
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