Tegrital (Chewable tabs.) 100 mg
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|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.47||US$ 14.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.39||US$ 23.5016%US$ 28.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.35||US$ 31.5025%US$ 42.00|
Tegrital chewable tablets 100 mg containing Carbamazepine (active ingredient) is an anticonvulsant or an anti-epileptic drug. It is an effective medication in the treatment and control of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder and neuropathic pain. Carbamazepine is also effective in epilepsy and generalized-clonic and partial seizures. It stabilizes the mood and relieves pain in unapproved indication in Schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder & borderline personality syndrome. The drug is also effective in relieving the pain of paroxysmal pain of trigeminal neuralgia. There is wide array of antiepileptic drugs are available in the market in order to treat the condition but Tegrital is one of the most recommended drugs given in epilepsy. Carbamazepine blocks the voltage dependent sodium and calcium channels and increases the concentration of neurotransmitters. It reduces the neurons hyperactivity and restores the normal balance in brain. It decreases the pain induced by neurons. It is a second line treatment for bipolar and manic disorder.
Do not take Tegrital 100 mg if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Carbamazepine or any other ingredient of the drug
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk
Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, past episodes of depression or suicidal thoughts, a history of epilepsy, the condition of vertigo or very fast heartbeat, a diabetes history, or have an allergy to other anticonvulsant drugs.
Carbamazepine may cause blurred vision and impact your thinking capability and reflexes which can make activities like driving difficult and intimidating. Be extra careful while indulging in such activities or keep them to minimum and do it when absolutely necessary while taking this medication. Avoid alcohol consumption as alcohol increases the risk of side effects of Carbamazepine. Grapefruit and its products are also not recommended.
Certain drugs can interact with Carbamazepine like theophylline, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, an antibiotic, drugs to cure tuberculosis, antifungal drugs like fluconazole, blood thinner like warfarin, anti-cancer medicines, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV or AIDs medications, antidepressants, steroids, or thyroid replacement medication. The drugs mentioned here are not the only ones that can interact with Carbamazepine anti- convulsant medication. There may be others as well. Share the list of all type of medications and related products which you are using with your doctor and never start a new medication without his or her advice.
Tegrital 100 mg like all medications may have side effects. Some side effects of this medication are dizziness, drowsiness, headache, blurred or double vision, loss of coordination, shaking (tremor), nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach. If any of these conditions persist for too long and deteriorate, seek immediate medical attention. A severe and life-threatening skin rash is a possible side effect of Carbamazepine. Be on alert and lookout for this condition while taking this medication. Some people who take Carbamazepine are known to suffer from depression, suicidal thoughts or attempts, or any other mood or behavior based problems. Let your doctor know right away if you, your family member or caregiver witness any odd mood changes or behavior in you while taking Carbamazepine. A severe allergic reaction due to Carbamazepine usage is very rare and unlikely; but seek emergency medical attention if you get skin hives, breathing problems, or swelling in face, mouth, lips, or throat. These are not the only side effects of Carbamazepine, Anti-convulsant medication. There may be others. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects or if your condition worsens after taking Carbamazepine.
The general dosage is 100-200 mg twice a day and after a week the dose can be increased based on the condition of the patient. Take Carbamazepine strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Your doctor may occasionally change the dosage over several weeks or months to ensure proper treatment. Follow your doctor's directions properly. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. Take Carbamazepine chewable tablets by mouth with food. Chew the Tegrital chewable tablets well before you swallow it. Carbamazepine medication may take about 4 weeks to show some visible or realizable effects. Make sure that you take this medication regularly as prescribed. Avoid stopping Carbamazepine medication suddenly without the advice of your doctor, even if you feel alright. Your condition may deteriorate with increased incidences of seizures if you cease taking this medication suddenly. Always store Carbamazepine medication in a cool and dry place, away from heat and moisture. Avoid stopping Carbamazepine medication suddenly without the advice of your doctor, even if you feel alright. Your condition may become worse with increased seizures if you stop this medication suddenly.