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Instructions for use Tegretal


Other names: 5H-Dibenz[b,f]azepin-5-carbamid

Bioavailability: 50-100%

ATC-Code: N03AF01

Protein binding: ≥ 70%

Metabolism: Liver

Half-life: 36 hours

Excretion: Urine

CAS number: 298-46-4, 85756-57-6

PubChem-CID: 2554

Drug Bank: DB00564

ChemSpider: 2457

UNII: 33CM23913M

KEGG: D00252



ECHA-InfoCard: 100.005.512

Formula: C15H12N2O

Molar mass: 236,27 g·mol

How does it work?

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.

How is it used?

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.

Side effects


loss of appetite

Weight loss







speech disorders

Warnings and Precautions

Withdrawal symptoms

Tegretal tablets should not be stopped suddenly. Gradually reduce the dose over a period of 2 weeks.

Suicidal thoughts

Taking the drug Tagretal can lead to suicidal thoughts, so patients should be carefully monitored by the doctor and family members.

Other trade names

Carbaflux Carsol Carbagamma Deleptin Finlepsin Tegretol Neurotop Timonil


Hypersensitivity to the ingredients


Simultaneous administration with MAO inhibitors

Concomitant use with voriconazole

AV block

Bone marrow damage, bone marrow depression in the medical history


Not safe


Alcohol consumption should be avoided

What happens if you miss the dose?

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.

Unwanted reactions

Speech disorder


Taste disorders



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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Tegretal 200 mg work?

The drug Tegretal has an antispasmodic effect. It works by reducing the hyperexcitability of nerve cells by blocking certain ion channels and reducing the risk of an epileptic seizure.

How long does Carbamazepine Tegretal stay in the blood?

The drug Tegretal stays in the body for 6 to 18 hours after the last dose.

Is Carbamazepine Tegretal suitable for children?

Tegretol is suitable for children from 6 years of age to treat seizures. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits to monitor and possible side effects.

What are the possible psychological side effects of Tegretal 200?

In rare cases, antiseizure drugs can cause suicidal thoughts and behavior. Contact your doctor if you notice these thoughts or other changes in your behavior or mood.

Can you buy Tegretal over the counter?

Tegratal and medicines containing carbamazepine are only available in pharmacies and require a prescription in Britain. Only with a valid prescription from your doctor can you buy the drug Tegretal.

What is Tegretal?

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.

Tegretal active ingredient

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.





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I was happy with Tegretal 200 mg as I didn`t have any seizures with it.


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