Carbamazepine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Carbamazepine?

(kar ba MAZ e peen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or control seizures.

• This medicine is used to relieve painful nerve diseases and diabetic nerve disorders.

• This medicine is used to treat drug addiction and withdrawal.

• This medicine is used to treat manic depression.

• This medicine is used to treat restless leg syndrome.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• Follow laws about driving with a seizure condition.

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Do not take other liquid medicines within 2 hours of...

 
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