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Drug interactions between Epitol and Tegretol

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Epitol (carbamazepine)
Tegretol (carbamazepine)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Epitol and Tegretol - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Epitol

A total of 1166 drugs (6969 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Epitol.

Tegretol

A total of 1166 drugs (6969 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Tegretol.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

carBAMazepine food

Applies to: Epitol (carbamazepine) and 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.

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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.

Duplication

Dibenzazepine anticonvulsant agents

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'dibenzazepine anticonvulsant agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes one medicines belonging to the 'dibenzazepine anticonvulsant agents' category:

  • carbamazepine
  • 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

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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