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What is Tegretol used for?

Tegretol is prescribed to prevent and control certain types of seizures (epilepsy). It is also used to relieve nerve pain due to trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) and in the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness).

You can buy Tegretol (Carbamazepine) online at My Drug Center. We have the Tegretol generic, called Carbamazepine, available for purchase as well.


How does Tegretol work?

Tegretol is an oral medication containing the active ingredient Carbamazepine. This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. The Carbamazepine dosage in the medication works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

Before taking Tegretol or the Carbamazepine generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tegretol dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Carbamazepine dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tegretol dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.


Tegretol or the Carbamazepine generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tegretol. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to heat disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, thyroid disorder, porphyria, or history of psychosis or mental illness. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Carbamazepine.

Side Effects

Some common Tegretol side effects include:

Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth, or unsteadiness

Serious Tegretol side effects include:

Irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, fainting or feeling lightheaded, liver problems, kidney problems, fainting, low levels of sodium in the blood, numbness or tightness in hands or feet, or vision changes

If any side effects of Carbamazepine become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Tegretol?

This medication is used to prevent and control seizures, and it can also be used at times to relieve certain types of nerve pain from a condition known as trigeminal neuralgia. When taken correctly, this drug works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain and helps to restore a normal balance of nerve activity. This medication comes in two different strengths which are 100mg and 200mg. We do sell both the brand Tegretol, and the generic Carbamazepine.  If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.


What are the side effects of Tegretol?

Some of the most common side effects to this medication are listed as follows; Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, swollen tongue, loss of balance or coordination or unsteadiness.  Do keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication. And if you do start to experience any of these, do tell your doctor right away if they persist or worsen.


How long does Tegretol stay in your system?

The half life for this medication is within range of 25 to 65 hours. However, if you have been taking Tegretol for awhile it may take awhile for it to clear from your system, which is approximately on overage 93.5 hours.


How long does it take Tegretol to kick in?

It can roughly take about 1 to 2 weeks before this medication begins to work properly.


What is the generic name for Tegretol?

The generic name for Tegretol is known as Carbamazepine.


Who makes Tegretol?

Tegretol is manufactured and distributed by a multinational pharmaceutical company known as Novartis. They are a pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland.


What class of drug is Tegretol?

This medication is an anticonvulsant. Tegretol belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-epileptic agents


How much does Tegretol cost?

Tegretol is listed on Medicare’s list as a Tier 2 medication, meaning it is referred to as a “non-preferred generic”. Which also means that most of the medications listed on Tier 2 will be a bit more expensive.  However, you may find a more affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $35.00 for 100 pills

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