Carbamazepine 200 mg
Carbamazepine is used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (a condition that causes facial nerve pain).
What is Carbamazepine?
Carbamazepine, sold under the brand name Tegretol among others, is an anticonvulsant medication used in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. It is used as an adjunctive treatment in schizophrenia along with other medications and as a second-line agent in bipolar disorder.
- It is available as a tablet, liquid and as a suppository
- Carbamazepine can make you feel tired or sleepy. You must not drive or operate heavy machinery if this occurs
- It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.
How Does Carbamazepine Work?-carbamazepine for pain
In health, electrical signals fire within our brains as part of our normal cognitive function. These seizures are often the result of bursts of abnormal electrical activity occurring within the brain, that change the way the body behaves.
The change in electrical activity leads to changes in your muscles, emotions, sensations and behaviour, giving characteristic seizure activity. Some people also lose consciousness during a fit.
Carbamazepine works to stabilize the electrical activity occurring within the brain to prevent the seizures from happening.
When taken for the severe facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia, carbamazepine modifies the pain to make it more manageable.
Carbamazepine can also help to stabilize your mood if you have bipolar disorder, helping to minimize the extreme changes in mood and agitation you might experience. is available as a liquid for those who find it difficult to take tablets. Carbamazepine is also available as a suppository for rectal use.
What is the proper dosage of Carbamazepine?
Carbamazepine 100mg / 200mg / 400mg
The initial dose of carbamazepine for epilepsy in adults is 100 to 200mg once or twice a day
When treating the pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia, a common starting dose is 200mg to 400mg daily.
Are there any Side Effects to Carbamazepine?
Like all medications, carbamazepine can have some side effects. The most common side effects include:
- Feeling sleepy or dizzy
- Blurred or double vision
- Nausea and vomiting (feeling sick and being sick)
- Dry mouth
- Feeling unsteady
- Swollen feet
- Itchy skin.
If you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy, you must not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Carbamazepine can cause blood disorders which might increase your risk of infections. If you notice a fever, sore throat or swollen neck glands you should speak to your doctor. You should also consult a doctor if you notice mouth ulcers or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately. carbamazepine for pain
What warnings does Carbamazepine come with?
Carbamazepine may not be suitable for everyone. You should tell your doctor if you:
- Have heart block or an abnormal heart rhythm
- Have, or have ever had, bone marrow disease
- Have, or have ever had, porphyria
- Are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Some medications can interact with carbamazepine.
- A monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) – a type of anti-depressant
- Other antidepressants including amitriptyline, citalopram or mirtazapine
- Blood thinning medications including warfarin
- Heart or blood pressure medications
- Antibiotics or antifungals
- Medications for HIV.
Where can I buy Carbamazepine online?-carbamazepine for pain
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You can safely buy Carbamazepine online at UKSAFEMEDS. Because carbamazepine may not suit everyone, we will complete a consultation with you including a health questionnaire. This will ensure that the medication will be suitable for you.
A qualified prescriber will review your current medications, including any herbal remedies or supplements, to ensure that carbamazepine will not interact with them.
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