Carbatrol Side Effects
Dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea are some of more common side effects of Carbatrol. Those that occur less frequently include hair loss, dry mouth, and blurred vision. In most cases, these side effects are minor and can easily be treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious problems, such as unusual bleeding or bruising, hallucinations, or depression.
As with all medications, side effects are possible with Carbatrol® (carbamazepine). However, not everyone who takes the medication 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 are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Carbatrol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Carbatrol has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these clinical studies, the most common Carbatrol side effects included:
Carbatrol has also been reported to interfere with some pregnancy tests.