Carbamazepinefunctions as an anticonvulsant, and decreases the occurrence of abnormal nerve impulses in the brain which can lead to severe reactions like seizures and acute pain. The drug essentially treats nerve pains like trigeminal neuralgia as well as diabetic neuropathy. Moreover, the drug also effectively treats bipolar disorder.
The medicine should be taken as prescribed, and directions of the doctor should be adhered to strictly. Available in a capsule or tablet form, the drug is meant to be consumed whole.Carbamazepineis also available in liquid as well. The effect of the medicine is quite slow and does lead to some side effects; it may take about a couple of weeks or more for your condition to improve. A few common side effects ofCarbamazepineare-
In case you suffer from the following less common side effects call the doctor as soon as possible-
- skin rash
- irregular heartbeat
- fever, face or lip swelling, sore throat
- appetite loss, dark stool and urine
- problems with breathing and experiencing chills
Before starting the drug make sure to give your doctor detailed information about any existing health issues and allergies. For instance, patients with bone marrow suppression are advised not to consume ofCarbamazepine. Also inform the doctor if you suffer from heart problems, thyroid issues, porphyria, lupus, mental illness or a kidney problem. If you are on the drug during your pregnancy make sure to clearly follow the doctor’s instructions on dosage and consumption. Do not stop the drug or increase dosage without the doctor’s advice as it can cause severe complications for the baby.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
Blurred visionMajor Common
DiarrheaMajor Less Common
Nausea or VomitingMajor Less Common
stiffness of limbsMajor Less Common
HeadacheMajor Less Common
Weight gainMajor Rare
Yellow colored eyes or skinMajor Rare
Increased sweatingMinor Less Common
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