Epilepsy Home > Carbamazepine Warnings and Precautions
Who Should Not Take Carbamazepine?You should not take carbamazepine if you:
- Are allergic to carbamazepine or any of the inactive components used to make carbamazepine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have had bone marrow depression in the past. Bone marrow depression is a blood disorder in which the bone marrow does not function properly to produce blood cells. You may have had bone marrow depression if you have ever had a low blood count on a laboratory test.
- Are allergic to tricyclic antidepressants, such as:
- Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Some examples of MAOIs include: