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Tegretol (Carbamazepine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Tegretol (Carbamazepine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Tegretol has an overall score of 2.33. The effectiveness score is 7.33 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Tegretol review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   seizures
Dosage & duration:   200 mg taken bid for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   hypothyroidism
Other drugs taken:   Levoxyl
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   No seizures
Side effects:   Sever diarrhea, abdominal pain
Comments:   After increasing dosing frequency to twice daily, abdominal cramping and then severe diarrhea, medication had to be stopped.

 

Tegretol review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   epilepsy
Dosage & duration:   600 mg taken once a day for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   hypothyroid
Other drugs taken:   nature throid
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   i no longer had seizures. i was having a seizure everytime i ate food. my sizure responce was food.
Side effects:   my appetite increases. i gained weight i was tired all the time. i also had balance problems i also had periods of nasuea
Comments:   I was givin an eeg. from that point my doctor decided i needed a fairly high dose It took 30 days before enough tegretol had built up in my system before the seizures were under control.

 

Tegretol review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   neuropathic pain
Dosage & duration:   200 mg taken twice a day for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   migraine
Other drugs taken:   Imitrex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There was no benefit for either my neuropathic pain or migraine headaches.
Side effects:   I had massive weight gain. Ten pounds the first month, ten pounds the second month, five pounds the third month and five pounds the fourth month. The weight gain totaled forty pounds. Almost fifteen years later, despite the same healthy diet & exercise that kept me at a healthy weight before, the extra forty pounds of weight is still there. It also made me very tired.
Comments:   I had blood tests for blood levels & blood count every month.
 


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