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Tegretol

Used for: Epilepsy, Chronic neuropathic pain, Bipolar disorder
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What is Tegretol?

Tegretol is a brand medication that contains Carbamazepine, which belongs to an anticonvulsant medicine called sodium channel blockers. It works by stabilizing electrical activities in nerves and the brain and is used for the treatment of epilepsy. Tegretol can also be used for other neurological conditions like Chronic neuropathic pain and Bipolar disorder.

How to use it?

Tegretol is available as tablets, controlled-release tablets, and syrups.
 

The usual daily dose is 200-400 mg per day. Controlled-release tablets can be given two, three, or four times a day. 

What are the side effects of Tegretol?

Common side effects of Tegretol include rash, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting and double vision.

Who should not take Tegretol?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Dilantin
  • Anyone who has bone marrow depression
  • Anyone who is using a monoamine oxidase inhibitor

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal as it may lead to withdrawal effects.
  • If you experience side effects with the regular release products, your doctor may switch you to extended release tablets (Tegretol CR).

Common dosing schedule: 
Tegretol should be taken with food
 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
 

Some common medications Tegretol may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Tegretol in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Tegretol is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

 

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Tegretol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Brands in Hong Kong
Available dosage
  • 2% (Syrup)
  • 200mg (Controlled-Release Tablets)
  • 200mg (Tablets)
Drug class
Anticonvulsants
Sub class
Sodium Channel Blockers
Generic Names
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