CARBAMAZEPINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Tegretol (carbamazepine) for Trigeminal Neuralgia: “While I’ve taken tegretol in the past with no issues, this time is different. First time around no side effects. This time – possibly due to other medication – I’ve had horrible side effects. Headaches every day, dizziness, nausea to the point of not even enjoying a glass of water. Lightheadedness, unsteady on your feet -going for a walk with my friend the other day I MUST have looked like a drunk. TBH -this time around I’d rather have the nerve pain.”

Felicia3127 January 25, 2018

Tegretol XR (carbamazepine) for Trigeminal Neuralgia: “Makes me nauseated”

Delila123 November 30, 2017

Tegretol (carbamazepine) for Trigeminal Neuralgia: “I have been on tegretol for seven years now,I still have general pain with the occasional flair up of unbearable pain that I had before taking this medication. I am also on a high dose of folic acid as I became very anemic, this caused tiredness. It was just by chance I was diagnosed with TN after being in extreme pain for over 6 months, many doctors and tests one specialist just said it could be this, let’s try this drug it may not work but if it does we are on the right track. To be honest with you if she said I needed to cut off a limb to ease the pain at that point I would have asked for the knife. I was miserable the pain was unbearable and so was I. I do feel it is not working as well after all these years may be due for review.”

SarahD-uk November 10, 2017

Tegretol (carbamazepine) for Epilepsy: “loose of epilepsy control”

Momi042 (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2017

Tegretol XR (carbamazepine) for Epilepsy: “I an 27 years old and I started taking tegretol 6 years ago. I have 2 healthy kids and I have no more seizures. I used to have light ones but I didn’t know what is happening for 2 or 3 seconds!! Since I started using this medicine I’m feeling better. Half a pill in the morning and a full pill at night and it’s extremely a perfect choice by the neurologist!”

Bellamama October 15, 2017

For Bipolar Disorder: “Caused extreme painful headaches, which did not respond to painkillers.”

78b (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 5, 2017

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