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Carbatrol may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Carbatrol is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in... View More
Carbatrol is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ... View More
Carbatrol may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
There is limited information available on the use of Carbatrol in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Carbatrol in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Carbatrol is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat epilepsy. It helps prevent certain types of seizures (fits). It is also prescribed for a painful c... View More
Uses of Carbatrol
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Side effects of Carbatrol
- Balance disorder (loss of balance)
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Dryness in mouth
How to use Carbatrol
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Carbatrol may be taken wit... View More
How Carbatrol works
Carbatrol is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain... View More
What if you forget to take Carbatrol?
If you miss a dose of Carbatrol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
- Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
- Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
- Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
- It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
- Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of blood cells in your blood while taking this medication.
- Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
- Inform your doctor if you notice a rash or other skin changes such as reddish spot or circular patches while taking this medicine.
- Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.
Epilepsy, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Trigeminal neuralgia
Should be taken with food. Avoid grapefruit juice.
Oral Epilepsy Adults - Initial: Either 200 mg b.i.d. for tablets and XR tablets, or 1 teaspoon q.i.d. for suspension (400 mg/day). Increase at weekl... View More
Epilepsy <6 Years Initial (oral suspension): 10-20 mg/kg/day PO q6hr Initial (tablet): 10-20 mg/kg/day PO q8-12hr Maintenance: For tablets or suspe... View More
Hypersensitivity; bone marrow depression; porphyria, pregnancy.
Mode of Action
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Lactation; CV disease, hepatic or renal disorders, history of blood disorders or haematological reactions to other drugs; glaucoma; skin disorders; elde... View More
>10% Ataxia (15%),Dizziness (44%),Drowsiness (32%),Nausea (29%),Vomiting (18%) 1-10% Dry mouth (8%) Rare MI,Stevens-Johnson syndrome Hepatic... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: D Lactation: Enters breast milk; not recommended (AAP states compatible with nursing; however, adverse reactions in breastfeeding... View More
Increased plasma levels w/ CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g. cimetidine). Decreased plasma levels w/ CYP3A4 inducers (e.g. cisplatin). Increased risk of neurotoxi... View More
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