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Carbatrol Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Carbatrol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Generally, you should not drink alcohol if you are taking Carbatrol, as it may increase your risk of side effects.
 
Antidepressants
Some antidepressants can increase the level of Carbatrol in your blood, potentially increasing your risk of Carbatrol side effects. Also, Carbatrol can decrease the level of some antidepressants in your blood, perhaps making them less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining these two medications.
 
Certain Antifungals or Antibiotics
Some antibiotics and antifungal medications can increase the level of Carbatrol in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. In addition, Carbatrol can make some antifungal medications less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
Certain Antipsychotic Medications
Carbatrol can decrease the level of some antipsychotic medications in your blood, perhaps making them less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to increase the dose of your antipsychotic medication to prevent this interaction from occurring.
 
Calcium Channel Blockers
Some calcium channel blockers can increase the level of Carbatrol in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Also, Carbatrol can decrease the level of some calcium channel blockers in your blood, perhaps making them less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining these two medications.
 
Cisplatin
Cisplatin can decrease the level of Carbatrol in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor the level of Carbatrol in your blood and adjust your Carbatrol dosage as necessary.
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