Drug interactions between Seroquel and Tegretol
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Seroquel (quetiapine)
Using QUEtiapine together with carBAMazepine may alter the blood levels and effects of both drugs. Combining these medications may reduce the blood levels and effects of QUEtiapine and increase the blood levels and effects of carBAMazepine. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects such as headache, nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, uncontrolled eye movements, visual disturbances, tremors, and/or problems with balance or coordination. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: 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
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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