Carbamazepine Drug Interactions

Carbamazepine Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when carbamazepine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Generally, you should not drink alcohol if you are taking carbamazepine. Doing so may increase your risk of side effects.
 
Antidepressants
Some antidepressants can raise the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of carbamazepine side effects. Also, carbamazepine can decrease the level of some antidepressants in your blood, perhaps making them less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining an antidepressant with carbamazepine.
 
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Some antibiotics and antifungal medications can raise the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Additionally, carbamazepine can make some antifungal medications less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
Certain Antipsychotic Medications
Carbamazepine can decrease the levels of some antipsychotic medications in your blood, making them less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to increase your antipsychotic medication dose.
 
Calcium Channel Blockers
Some calcium channel blockers can raise the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of carbamazepine side effects. Also, carbamazepine can decrease the levels of some calcium channel blockers in your blood, perhaps making them less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining a calcium channel blocker with carbamazepine.
 
Cisplatin (Platinol)
Cisplatin can decrease the level of carbamazepine in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to monitor the level of carbamazepine in your blood and adjust your carbamazepine dosage as necessary.
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