TEGRETOL CARBAMAZEPINE SYRUP 100MG/5ML 100ML

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This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve certain types of nerve pain (such as trigeminal neuralgia).Tegretal CR 200 Divitabs is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat epilepsy. It helps prevent certain types of seizures (fits).

 

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SKU: DP6024 Category:

INDICATIONS.

Epilepsy – generalised tonic-clonic and partial seizures.

Note: Tegretol is not usually effective in absences (petit mal) and myoclonic seizures. Moreover, anecdotal evidence suggests that seizure exacerbation may occur in patients with atypical absences.

The paroxysmal pain of trigeminal neuralgia.

For the prophylaxis of manic-depressive psychosis in patients unresponsive to lithium therapy.

DOSAGE.

Epilepsy

Indicated for the treatment of partial seizures with complex symptomatology (eg, psychomotor, temporal lobe), generalized tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal), and mixed seizure patterns, which include the seizure types listed here or other partial or generalized seizures

Maintenance dose range: 800-1200 mg/day PO in divided doses

Therapeutic range: 4-12 mg/L (16.9-50.8 micromoles/L)

Maximum dose of 1600 mg/day recommended (rarely, some patients have required 1.6-2.4 g/day)

Tablet (immediate-release)

Initial: 200 mg PO q12hr

Increase qWeek by 200 mg/day divided PO q6-8hr

Tablet/capsule (extended-release)

Initial: 200 mg PO q12hr

Increase qWeek by 200 mg/day PO divided q12hr

Oral suspension

Initial: 10 mL (200 mg) PO q6hr

Increase qWeek by up to 200 mg/day PO divided q6-8hr

IV solution

Indicated as replacement therapy in adults for PO carbamazepine formulations, when PO administration is temporarily not feasible

ADVERSE EFFECTS.

Ataxia

Dizziness

Drowsiness

Nausea

Vomiting

Dry mouth

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Hepatic failure

Punctate cortical lens opacities

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH).

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