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Tegretol - Topamax and Binge Eating Disorder

This page contains links to eMedTV Epilepsy Articles containing information on subjects from Tegretol to Topamax and Binge Eating Disorder. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Tegretol
    Tegretol is a prescription drug that is used to treat certain types of seizures and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on how it works, dosing information, and possible side effects.
  • Tegretol Alternatives
    Some Tegretol alternatives can include other seizure medications, surgery, or a special diet. This eMedTV Web page examines these alternatives in more detail and provides information on when your healthcare provider might recommend them.
  • Tegretol and Breastfeeding
    If you are taking Tegretol and breastfeeding, you should be aware that the drug passes through breast milk. This eMedTV article offers a discussion on the safety of breastfeeding while taking Tegretol, including the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Tegretol and Dry Mouth
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, there are some things you can do if you are taking Tegretol and dry mouth occurs (such as drinking water often and avoiding caffeine). This page also discusses what to do if these suggestions don't help.
  • Tegretol and Hair Loss
    There are several side effects of Tegretol, and hair loss seems to be one of them. This eMedTV page explains why it is difficult to determine if hair loss is caused by Tegretol and discusses what to do if you notice this side effect while taking it.
  • Tegretol and Pregnancy
    Tegretol is considered a pregnancy Category D medication, meaning it may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV segment discusses the results of studies on Tegretol and pregnancy, and describes the birth defects and problems the drug may cause.
  • Tegretol Dosage
    This eMedTV article discusses the factors that will determine your Tegretol dosage, such as your age and weight. This resource also lists the recommended starting doses for treating epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia in adults and children.
  • Tegretol Drug Information
    If you have epilepsy, your healthcare provider may recommend Tegretol. This article gives a brief overview of this drug, with information on what else it can be used for and what your healthcare provider needs to know.
  • Tegretol Drug Interactions
    Antidepressants and hormone contraceptives are among the drugs that can potentially interact with Tegretol. This eMedTV page discusses several Tegretol drug interactions and describes the potentially negative problems that can occur as a result.
  • Tegretol for Bipolar Disorder
    As this eMedTV page explains, a doctor may prescribe Tegretol in an "off-label" fashion to treat bipolar disorder, although it is not approved for this use. This page discusses the results of studies that used Tegretol for bipolar disorder treatment.
  • Tegretol Overdose
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses the possible symptoms of a Tegretol overdose. It also highlights some of the treatment options that are available if you happen to take too much of the medicine.
  • Tegretol Side Effects
    A few of the more common side effects of Tegretol include nausea, vomiting, and unsteadiness. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at these and other possible side effects, including those that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Tegretol Uses
    Tegretol uses include treating certain types of seizures and trigeminal neuralgia. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses how the drug works, its uses in children, and several off-label Tegretol uses (such as treating dementia and migraines).
  • Tegretol Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page explains that you should not take Tegretol if you are allergic to tricyclic antidepressants or if you have had bone marrow depression. Other Tegretol warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking the drug are also included.
  • Tegretol Withdrawal
    The most common symptom of Tegretol withdrawal is seizures. This eMedTV resource discusses when withdrawal symptoms can occur and explains why it is not recommended that you stop taking Tegretol without your healthcare provider's approval.
  • Tegritol
    Tegretol is a prescription medicine used for treating epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV segment describes the various forms of Tegretol available and lists some of its potential side effects. Tegritol is a common misspelling of Tegretol.
  • Tegrotol
    Tegretol is often prescribed to treat epileptic seizures and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV article explores how the drug works and lists its various forms. A link to more information is also included. Tegrotol is a common misspelling of Tegretol.
  • Topamax
    Topamax is a medication that can be prescribed to treat epilepsy and to prevent migraines. This eMedTV Web page further describes this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Topamax 100 mg
    The usual Topamax dose for migraine prevention is 50 mg twice daily, for a total of 100 mg of Topamax daily. This eMedTV article also explains how dosing works when the drug is used for treating epilepsy (as both monotherapy and adjunctive therapy).
  • Topamax 200 mg
    Of the various strengths available for Topamax, 200 mg tablets are the highest strength. This eMedTV article lists the other available strengths and includes dosing guidelines when using Topamax for the treatment of epilepsy and prevention of migraines.
  • Topamax 25 mg
    People are often advised to start with a low Topamax dosage and gradually increase it by 25 mg or so. This eMedTV article provides standard dosing recommendations for Topamax when used to treat epilepsy and prevent migraines.
  • Topamax 50 mg
    The recommended dosage for preventing migraines is Topamax 50 mg twice daily. This page from the eMedTV Web site offers information on why you should start with a low Topamax dose and offers standard guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy.
  • Topamax and Binge Eating Disorder
    In studies, Topamax was shown to be effective for treating binge eating disorder. This eMedTV Web page discusses Topamax and binge eating disorder in more detail, including an explanation of what binge eating is.
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