Tegretol / Carbamazepine

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:44 by admin
Tegretol, also known as carbamazepine, is an anticonvulsant indicated for the treatment of certain types of seizures (grand mal and psychomotor) in people who suffer from epilepsy as well as a facial pain disorder known as trigeminal neuralgia. Tegretol, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1968, is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The medication comes as a tablet, chewable tablet, and liquid to take by mouth

Side effects of Tegretol use include, but may not be limited to, nausea or mild vomiting, drowsiness, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, agitation, diarrhea, hallucinations, insomnia and blurred vision.

Recent studies have indicated that Tegretol may cause birth defects if taken by pregnant women. Numerous studies have suggested that Tegretol exposure may increase the risk for several birth abnormalities such as low birth weight and facial defects. Babies born with undersized skulls has also been reported. If taken during the first trimester, Tegretol may increase the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect, such as spina bifida. Tegretol has also been linked to major birth defects such as heart problems and cleft lip.

If your child was born with a birth defect and you suspect that Tegretol may be to blame, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Epilepsy Drugs: Overview
  2. Birth Defects
  3. Cleft Lip: Overview
  4. Diarrhea: Overview
  5. Eye Disorders
  6. Hallucinations: Overview
  7. Heart Problems
  8. Nausea: Overview
  9. Severe Constipation: Overview
  10. Sleep Disorders: Overview
  11. Spina Bifida: Overview
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