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Tegrital 100 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Novartis India Ltd
Medicine composition: Carbamazepine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

As an anticonvulsant, Tegrital 100 MG Syrup 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. It is also effective in treating bipolar disorder.

Consumption of this medication should be done as prescribed by the doctor. This medication is also available in the form of capsule and tablet. The effect of Tegrital 100 MG Syrup 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 this medication are dizziness, feeling of nausea which may follow by vomiting, coordination issues, drowsiness.

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 Tegrital 100 MG Syrup. 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.

  • Epilepsy

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup helps in treating Epilepsy which is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. Uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness are some of the symptoms of Epilepsy.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup helps in treating trigeminal neuralgia which is a condition that affects the nerve that carries sensations from face to the brain characterized by chronic pain
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known history of allergy to Tegrital 100 MG Syrup.
  • Bone Marrow Suppression

    Do not use Tegrital 100 MG Syrup if you have a history of bone marrow suppression or any blood disorder.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of Tegrital 100 MG Syrup lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of Tegrital 100 MG Syrup can be observed in 4.5 hours for immediate-release tablets, 3 to 12 hours for extended-release tablets and 1.5 hours for oral suspension.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like discoloration of eyes and skin is necessary, drowsiness, and weight gain is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Tegrital 100 MG Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Tegrital 100 MG Syrup, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Tegrital 100 MG Syrup belongs to the class anticonvulsant. It works by reducing the excitation of the brain cells by inhibiting the sodium channels thus inhibits the repetitive firing of brain cells.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with Tegrital 100 MG Syrup is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Diltiazem

    Diltiazem may increase the concentration of Tegrital 100 MG Syrup. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of dizziness, confusion, headache should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Azole antifungal agents

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup may decrease the concentration of ketoconazole and itraconazole. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of nausea, visual disturbances should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Depression

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

    Liver Disease

    Tegrital 100 MG Syrup should be used with caution in the patients with the mild to moderate liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
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