Drug interactions between carbamazepine and Tegretol
Interactions between your drugs
- Carbamazepine is in the drug class dibenzazepine anticonvulsants.
- Carbamazepine is used to treat the following conditions:
- Tegretol is a member of the drug class dibenzazepine anticonvulsants.
- Tegretol is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: carbamazepine, Tegretol (carbamazepine)
You should preferably avoid the regular consumption of grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking carBAMazepine. This can cause carBAMazepine levels to increase. You should report signs of carBAMazepine side effects such as nausea, visual disturbances, dizziness, or muscle weakness to your doctor. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with carBAMazepine. Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of carBAMazepine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Dibenzazepine anticonvulsant agents
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'dibenzazepine anticonvulsant agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'dibenzazepine anticonvulsant agents' category:
- carbamazepine (active ingredient in Tegretol (carbamazepine))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.