Tegretol Drug Interactions

Tegretol Interactions Explained

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