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Tegrital Cr 200Mg Tablet

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

This medication functions as an anticonvulsant. It decreases the occurrence of abnormal nerve impulses in the brain which can lead to severe reactions like seizures and acute pain. The drug treats nerve pains like trigeminal neuralgia as well as diabetic neuropathy. Moreover, the drug also treats bipolar disorder.

The medicine should be taken as prescribed, and directions of the doctor should be adhered to strictly. The effect of the medication 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 of this medication-

  • Dizziness
  • Feeling of nausea which may follow by vomiting
  • Foordination issues
  • Drowsiness
  • Skin rash
  • Irregular heartbeat

For instance, patients with bone marrow suppression are advised not to consume this medication. Also inform the doctor if you suffer from heart problems, thyroid issues, porphyria, lupus, mental illness or a kidney problem.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The top effect of this medication can be observed in 4.5 to 12 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before consuming it.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medication should not be consumed by breastfeeding women. It is suggested to use it only if no other substitute is available.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, 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 overdose instructions?

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

This medication 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 this medicine 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 this medication. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of dizziness, confusion, the 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 medication should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Azole antifungal agents

    This medication 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

    This medication should be given with caution in 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

    This medication 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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About Tegrital Cr 200Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Tegrital Cr 200Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Tegrital Cr 200Mg Tablet ?
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What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Tegrital Cr 200Mg Tablet ?