Carbamazepine Drug Interactions

Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Cimetidine can raise the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. In general, you should not take these medications together, as there are many other cimetidine alternatives that do not interact with carbamazepine.
 
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Carbamazepine can decrease the level of cyclosporine in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to increase your cyclosporine dosage.
 
Danazol (Danocrine)
Danazol can raise the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. 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.
 
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Doxil)
Doxorubicin 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.
 
Doxycycline (Periostat, Vibramycin)
Carbamazepine can decrease the level of doxycycline in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to increase your doxycycline dosage.
 
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can raise the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. In general, you should not drink grapefruit juice if you are taking carbamazepine. If your healthcare provider decides that you may drink grapefruit juice, you should do so consistently and in moderation.
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