Carbamazepine: Use & Side Effect

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and nerve pain, such as tregimenal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy.

Carbamazepine is also used to treat bipolar disorder.

What to Avoid

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

Grapefruit may interact with carbamazepine and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products.

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Drinking alcohol can increase some of the side effects, and can also increase your risk of seizures.

Carbamazepine could make you sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Side Effect

Common side effects may include

  • dizziness
  • loss of coordination
  • problems with walking
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • drowsiness

Keyword: Carbamazepine.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.