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Carbamazepine (Tegretol, epitol) is a moderately priced drug used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This medicine is also used to treat nerve related pain. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. Generic carbamazepine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare anti-epileptics.
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Epitol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for a regular check on your progress. Do not change brands or dosage forms of this medicine without discussing the change with your doctor or health care professional. If you are taking this medicine for epilepsy (seizures) do not stop taking it suddenly. This increases the risk of seizures. Wear a Medic Alert bracelet or necklace. Carry an identification card with information about your condition, medications, and doctor or health care professional.

You may get drowsy, dizzy, or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can increase drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

The use of this medicine may increase the chance of suicidal thoughts or actions. Pay special attention to how you are responding while on this medicine. Any worsening of mood, or thoughts of suicide or dying should be reported to your health care professional right away.

Women who become pregnant while using this medicine may enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. This registry collects information about the safety of antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Blurred vision or double vision

continuous back-and-forth eye movements

Less common

Actions that are out of control

behavioral changes (especially in children)

confusion, agitation, or hostility (especially in the elderly)

diarrhea (severe)




feeling of unreality

feeling sad or empty

headache (continuing)

increase in seizures


lack of appetite

loss of balance control

loss of interest or pleasure

muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness

nausea and vomiting (severe)

other problems with muscle control or coordination

sense of detachment from self or body

shakiness and unsteady walk

shuffling walk

stiffness of the limb

sudden, wide mood swings

talking, feeling, and acting with excitement

thoughts or attempts of killing oneself


trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

twisting movements of the body

uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back

unusual drowsiness


Black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

bone or joint pain

chest pain

cough or hoarseness

darkening of the urine

difficulty with speaking or slurred speech


frequent urination

irregular, pounding, or unusually slow heartbeat

lower back or side pain

mental depression with restlessness and nervousness or other mood or mental changes

muscle or stomach cramps

nosebleeds or other unusual bleeding or bruising

numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands and feet

pain, tenderness, swelling, or bluish color in the leg or foot

painful or difficult urination

pale stools

pinpoint red spots on the skin

rapid weight gain


ringing, buzzing, or other unexplained sounds in the ears

skin rash, hives, or itching

sore throat, chills, and fever

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swelling of the face, hands, feet, or lower legs

swollen or painful glands

sudden decrease in the amount of urine

tightness in the chest


troubled breathing

uncontrolled body movements

unusual tiredness or weakness

visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not there)

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Dizziness (mild)

drowsiness (mild)


nausea or vomiting (mild)

Less common or rare

Accidental injury

aching joints or muscles

acid or sour stomach

back pain




dryness of the mouth



increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight (skin rash, itching, redness or other discoloration of the skin, or severe sunburn)

increased sweating


irritation or soreness of the tongue or mouth

itching skin

lack or loss of strength

loss of hair

loss of memory

problems with memory

sexual problems in males


stomach pain, upset, or discomfort

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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