The tablets of Tegretol retard have carbamazepine, which is a drug used for the treatment of grand mal epilepsy and partial seizures, because it alleviates the electrical activity in the brain. This medicine is also used for the trigeminal neuralgia which is a medical term for the nerve disorder in the face that causes pain in this region. Carbamazepine in Tegretol retard also has a good effect as a mood stabilizer for people who suffer from bipolar affective disorder such as depression and mania.
Side effects of Tegretol retard
In addition to all good features, characteristics, and effects, most medicines have some negative effects on those who consume them. These side effects can affect people in different ways and they can appear alone or in combination but it does not mean that all people that use this drug would have some side effects.
Before the use of tegretol retard it is very important to visit and consult the doctor. The doctor will prescribe the proper dose. It is crucial to inform the doctor if using some other medications, because either Tegretol retard may reduce their effects or its effectiveness may be reduced when consumed in the combination with some other drugs.
Tegretol retard is a medicine that also has some side effects. The most common are dizziness, sleepiness, lethargy and ataxia, characterized by the unsteady walking or shaky movements which is why it is very important not to drive when using this drug. Moreover as a side effect of Tegretol retard, allergic skin reactions are quite usual. There are cases when the users of Tegretol retard feel gastrointestinal tract malfunction. The most frequent side effects of Tegretol retard on the gastrointestinal tract are diarrhea, vomiting as well as nausea and abdominal pain.
Some consumers may complain of a headache or some problems with they eyes, such as blurred vision. It is also possible that the use of this medicine leads to the reduction of platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells in the blood. Furthermore drying of the mouth also appears to be one of the side effects of Tegretol retard. It is also likely that the user of this medicine has the hallucinations about the things that do not exist while in some cases the consumers reported even the speech disorder orimpediment. When using this drug, liver, kidney, or heart disease can develop as the side effects, as well as Stevens-Hokinson syndrome which is characterized by the blisters on the skin and some bad effects on the tissue in the eyes, mouth, throat, and genitals.