Tegretol (Carbamazepine) for Depression | MyDepressionTeam

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Tegretol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat trigeminal neuralgia and some types of seizures. Tegretol is sometimes prescribed to treat certain types of depression. Since the FDA has not approved Tegretol specifically for this usage, it is considered “off-label.” Tegretol may be referred to by its drug name, Carbamazepine. Carbamazepine is also sold under the brand name Carbatrol.

Tegretol is an anticonvulsant, or drug that controls seizures. In cases of depression, Tegretol works as a mood stabilizer.

How do I take it?
Tegretol should be taken as prescribed by a physician.

Tegretol comes in chewable tablet and liquid suspension forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Tegretol lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination, and unsteadiness.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Tegretol include severe skin reactions, blood disorders, and suicidal thinking or behavior.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Tegretol – RxList

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