Tegretol Alternatives

If you are experiencing bothersome side effects, or if your seizures are not adequately controlled with Tegretol, alternatives are available. These alternatives can include a special diet, surgery, or other seizure medications. Some of the other medications that are considered Tegretol alternatives include divalproex sodium, ethosuximide, and felbamate. Barbiturates or benzodiazepines are also alternatives, but they may lead to dependence or addiction.

An Overview of Tegretol Alternatives

Tegretol® (carbamazepine) is a prescription medication used to treat seizures in people with epilepsy. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a painful nerve disorder.
(This article refers to Tegretol alternatives for treating epilepsy. For information on Tegretol alternatives for trigeminal neuralgia, see Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia).
Tegretol is effective at controlling seizures for many people. Most people also tolerate the medication well. However, as with all medications, bothersome or dangerous Tegretol side effects may occur. Also, in some situations, the medicine may not adequately control seizures. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to Tegretol for controlling seizures, including:
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