Side Effects of CarbatrolAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Carbatrol. 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 Carbatrol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can learn about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
Drug InteractionsCarbatrol can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Carbatrol Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Carbatrol if you have:
- Absence seizures (petit mal seizures)
- Anemia or other blood disorders
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Thyroid problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Carbatrol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Carbatrol and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Carbatrol Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)