The dose of carbamazepine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The particular product
- Your age and weight
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Carbamazepine Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with carbamazepine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Carbamazepine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles: