Tegretol Oral Suspension 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Tegretol: Oral suspension (100mg)

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Tegretol 100mg/5mL Susp

What is this Medicine?

CARBAMAZEPINE (kar ba MAZ e peen) is used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This medicine is also used to treat nerve related pain. It is not for common aches and pains.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Tegretol: Oral suspension(100mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension

NDC: 000780508
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Tonic-clonic Seizures, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Partial Seizures, Neuropathic Pain

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Mania, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Behavioral Or Psychological Symptoms Of Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Diabetic Neuropathy, Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform Headache With Conjunctival Injection And Tearing

Storage Information
Store below 86 degrees F
Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension

Reported Side Effects for Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension

Very Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Brain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Thoughts Of Suicide Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Aplastic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Double Vision Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Constipation Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Enteral Feedings and Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension(Carbamazepine)
Enteral Feedings and Carbamazepine(Carbamazepine)
Enteral feedings may decrease the actions of Carbamazepine oral suspension. To avoid an interaction with liquid nutrition products, take Carbamazepine oral suspension at least 15 minutes before or 15 minutes after you take tube feedings or nutritional supplement beverages (examples: Ensure, Jevity, and others). Enteral feedings do not appear to interact with Carbamazepine tablets or capsules.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension(Carbamazepine)
Grapefruit juice and Carbamazepine (Systemic)(Carbamazepine)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the effects of Carbamazepine. Do not significantly alter your intake of grapefruit juice while taking this drug.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension(Carbamazepine)
Alcohol and Carbamazepine (Systemic)(Carbamazepine)
Do not drink alcoholic beverages without talking to your healthcare provider while taking Carbamazepine. Decreased alertness, drowsiness, falls, or other side effects may occur. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Tegretol 100mg/5mL Suspension(Carbamazepine)
Marijuana and Carbamazepine (Systemic)(Carbamazepine)
Carbamazepine can theoretically increase the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. The side effect profile of Marijuana, Medical may be altered if you take Carbamazepine. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class 2 - Risk Documented in Humans

Second Trimester

Class 2 - Risk Documented in Humans

Third Trimester

Class 2 - Risk Documented in Humans

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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