Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Carbamazepine tablets.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Do NOT use carbamazepine if:
- You are allergic to carbamazepine or to antidepressant like amitriptyline, imipramine, doxepin.
- You have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past two weeks;
- Prior initiating carbamazepine therapy, testing for HLA-B*1502 should be performed in patients with ancestry in populations in which HLA-B*1502 may be present (Asian ethnicity). If they result positive to HLA-B*1502 carbamazepine should not be used unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking or interrupting seizure medication if you become pregnant. Even if carbamazepine may cause harm to an unborn baby, having a seizure during pregnancy is dangerous from both the mother and the baby.
Carbamazepine can pass into breast milk, so breast feeding is to be avoided while you are using this medicine. Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual Adult Dose for Epilepsy.
Initial dose: 200mg 2 times a day.
Maintenance dose: 800 to 1200mg/day.
Dosage generally should not exceed 1200mg/day.
Usual Adult Dose for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Initial dose: 100mg 2 times a day.
May increase by up to 200mg per day using increments of 100mg every 12 hours.
Maintenance dose: 400 to 800mg per day.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Epilepsy.
Consult your doctor.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with Aripiprazole, Zolpidem, Aspirin, Duloxetin, Lamotrigine, Atorvastatine, Pregabalin, Esomeprazole, Fluoxetine, Quetiapine, Levothyroxine, Alprazolam, Sertraline.
Do not stop taking carbamazepine without asking your doctor first, even if you feel fine.