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Other names: 5H-Dibenz[b,f]azepin-5-carbamid
Protein binding: ≥ 70%
Half-life: 36 hours
CAS number: 298-46-4, 85756-57-6
Drug Bank: DB00564
Molar mass: 236,27 g·mol
The drug Tegretal 200 mg reduces the nerve impulses that cause seizures. It relieves the symptoms such as confusion, involuntary movements, loss of consciousness and anxiety. Carbamazepine Tegretal does not cause physical or psychological dependence, but should not be stopped abruptly. To be effective, it must be taken regularly as prescribed. Missing the dose can lead to seizures.
Take Carbamazepine Tegretal exactly as your doctor has told you. Don't change your dose without first talking to your doctor. Sudden withdrawal can lead to status epilepticus.
In adults, treatment is usually started at 100 or 200 mg a day. The dose is slowly increased every 1-2 weeks. Usually the dose taken is increased by 100 or 200 mg at a time.
The dose for children under 6 years of age depends on body weight. Therapy is usually started with 10 to 20 mg Tegretal per kg body weight. It is taken 3 or 4 times a day. Each week the dose can be increased until the total daily dose reaches 35 mg per kg.
In both children and adults, the dose is increased until the seizures stop or annoying side effects appear.
It usually takes several weeks for carbamazepine to reach stable levels in the body.
For adults, the average recommended dose is 600 to 1200 mg daily. Because each person's body can respond differently to the same dose, some people may need doses of up to 2,000 mg daily or more.
For more information on how to use the drug Tegretal 200 mg, see the package insert.
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Simultaneous administration with MAO inhibitors
Concomitant use with voriconazole
Bone marrow damage, bone marrow depression in the medical history
Alcohol consumption should be avoided
If you miss a dose, please continue to take the prescribed amount of this medication the next day.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
There is a risk of serious interactions. Therefore, regular medical monitoring is required.
You should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice
The medicinal product must be stored away from heat.
Store in the original package in order to protect from light and moisture.
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Tegretal is an antiepileptic drug used to treat epilepsy. It helps prevent epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a painful condition of the face, head and neck, and nerve pain associated with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). The active ingredient is called carbamazepine.
Tegretal is available in the form of film-coated tablets, prolonged-release tablets, chewable tablets and suspension. Tegretal Retard and film-coated tablets come in 2 dosages, namely 200 mg and 400 mg.
The drug Tegretal is subject to prescription in Britain.
The active substance in Tegretal is called carbamazepine. It belongs to the group of dibenzazepines. Structurally, Tegretal is similar to imipramine.
Carbamazepine is absorbed within 2-8 hours. The bioavailability of Carbamazepine Tegretal is approximately 80 percent. Carbamazepine is processed in the liver.
I was happy with Tegretal 200 mg as I didn`t have any seizures with it.
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