Carbamazepine tablets 100 mg for epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia (Tegretol)
What are Carbamazepine tablets 100 mg (Tegretol)?
Carbamazepine is an effective medicine for controlling epilepsy's focal and generalized seizures. It acts as a sodium channel breaker, binding to the inactive conformation of voltage-gated sodium channel channels. This results in the brain's excessive stimulation. Carbamazepine tablets can be used to suppress epileptic seizures and excessive tension. Studies showed that 40% of epilepsy patients were seizure-free after treatment with carbamazepine, while 30% experienced seizure relief for greater than 50% . However, this medicine does not work against myoclonic or absence seizures.
Also, Carbamazepine tablets suppress the abnormal excitation of the trigeminal nerve in the face, making them one of the most powerful medications known for treating trigeminal neuralgia.
Active principles: carbamazepine
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
- focal and generalized seizures in epilepsy,
- manic and excited states, such as manic depression psychosis,
- trigeminal neuralgia,
- a second-line agent in bipolar disorder.
How to take
Epilepsy treatment: adults should start with a dose of 0.5-1 tablet 2 times a day or 1-2 tablets every other day. Gradually increase the dose to 3 tablets per day depending on your doctor prescription and the severity of your symptoms. Do not exceed 6 tablets per day. Children should take 0.5-3 tablets per day, in divided doses depending on their symptoms and age and uder the monitoring of their doctor.
Treatment of manic and excited states: Adults should start with 1 tablet 2 times a day or 1-2 tablets every other day. Your doctor can gradually increase the dose to 3 tablets per day depending on your symptoms. Do not take more than 6 tablets per day.
Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: adults should start with 1-2 tablets per day. Gradually increase the dose to 3 tablets per day, dividing into several times. Maximum daily dosage should not exceed 4 tablets. Children should take a lower dose based on their doctor's prescription according to their symptoms and age.
In any case your doctor can adjust the dosage based on age, weight and your symptoms.
Contraindications: Do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with blood disorders, atrioventricular blocks, bradycardia, or porphyria.
This medicine can cause dizziness and decreased attention. You should avoid driving, operating machinery that could be dangerous, or working at heights while taking this medicine.
Do not stop taking the drug suddenly unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.