If you overdose on carbamazepine, you may experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, vomiting, or unusual body movements. The specific effects of a carbamazepine overdose will vary depending on how much carbamazepine was taken and whether it was taken with other drugs or alcohol. Treatment for a recent overdose of carbamazepine may include administering certain medications or "pumping the stomach."
An Introduction to Carbamazepine OverdoseCarbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro®, Tegretol®) is a prescription medication used to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia (a nerve disorder). The effects of a carbamazepine overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much of the drug was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, or street drugs.
If you believe you may have overdosed on carbamazepine, seek immediate medical attention.
- Nausea or vomiting
- Irregular breathing or difficulty breathing
- Twitching or shakiness
- Unusual body movements or postures
- Coordination problems
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Loss of consciousness