Tegretol

Side Effects of Tegretol

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Tegretol. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting.
     
(Click Tegretol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
You can also learn about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
 

Drug Interactions

Tegretol can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Tegretol Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Tegretol?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
 
  • Anemia or other blood disorders
  • Absence seizures (petit mal seizures)
  • Acute intermittent porphyria
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart disease
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Tegretol Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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