CARBAMAZEPINE- carbamazepine tablet
Carbamazepine Tablets, USP
(kar" ba maz’ e peen)
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking carbamazepine tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about carbamazepine tablets?
Do not stop taking carbamazepine tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Stopping carbamazepine suddenly can cause serious problems.
Carbamazepine tablets can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Carbamazepine tablets may cause rare but serious skin rashes that may lead to death. These serious skin reactions are more likely to happen when you begin taking carbamazepine within the first four months of treatment but may occur at later times. These reactions can happen in anyone, but are more likely in people of Asian descent. If you are of Asian descent, you may need a genetic blood test before you take carbamazepine to see if you are at a higher risk for serious skin reactions with this medicine. Symptoms may include:
2. Carbamazepine tablets may cause rare but serious blood problems. Symptoms may include:
3. Carbamazepine tablets may cause allergic reactions or serious problems, which may affect organs and other parts of your body like the liver or blood cells. You may or may not have a rash with these types of reactions.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following:
4. Like other antiepileptic drugs, carbamazepine tablets may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.
Do not stop carbamazepine tablets without first talking to a healthcare provider.
Stopping carbamazepine tablets suddenly can cause serious problems. You should talk to your healthcare provider before stopping.
Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.
What are carbamazepine tablets?
Carbamazepine tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat:
Carbamazepine is not a regular pain medicine and should not be used for aches or pains.
Who should not take carbamazepine tablets?
Do not take carbamazepine tablets if you:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking carbamazepine tablets?
Before you take carbamazepine tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Taking carbamazepine tablets with certain other medicines may cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take carbamazepine tablets?
What should I avoid while taking carbamazepine tablets?
What are the possible side effects of carbamazepine tablets?
See “ What is the most important information I should know about carbamazepine tablets?”
Carbamazepine tablets may cause other serious side effects. These include:
Get medical help right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above or listed in “What is the most important information I should know about carbamazepine tablets".
The most common side effects of carbamazepine tablets include:
These are not all the possible side effects of carbamazepine tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store carbamazepine tablets, USP?
Keep carbamazepine tablets dry.
Keep carbamazepine tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General Information about carbamazepine tablets
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use carbamazepine tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give carbamazepine tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about carbamazepine tablets, USP. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for the full prescribing information about carbamazepine tablets, USP that is written for health professionals.
For more information, contact Apotex Corp., Drug safety at 1-800-706-5575
What are the ingredients in carbamazepine tablets?
Active ingredient: carbamazepine USP
Inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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