Carbocontin is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat epilepsy. It helps prevent certain types of seizures (fits). It is also prescribed for a painful... View More
Uses of Carbocontin
Side effects of Carbocontin
How to use Carbocontin
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. Carbocontin may be taken w... View More
How Carbocontin works
Carbocontin is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the bra... View More
What if you forget to take Carbocontin?
If you miss a dose of Carbocontin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to yo... View More
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
Carbamazepine reduces polysynaptic responses and blocks post-tetanic potentiation. It is effective in partial and generalised convulsions as well as in ... View More
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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