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What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much Carbatrol may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Irregular breathing or difficulty breathing
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Loss of consciousness
- Twitching or shakiness
- Unusual body movements or postures
- Coordination problems
- Nausea or vomiting.
How Should Carbatrol Be Stored?Carbatrol should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the capsules in an airtight container.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your Carbatrol as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you miss any doses, especially if your blood levels are being monitored.
Are There Alternatives?
- Other seizure medications (see Epilepsy Medication)
- Surgery (see Epilepsy Surgery)
- A special diet (see Epilepsy Diet).