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Review: taking Tegretol-xr and Xanax together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Tegretol-xr and Xanax together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Tegretol-xr and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 944 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Mar, 15, 2015: 944 people who take Tegretol-xr, Xanax are studied

Tegretol-xr, Xanax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Tegretol-xr (carbamazepine)
- Xanax (alprazolam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Tegretol-xr is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 5 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(4 of 5 people)
(2 of 2 people)
Xanax is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(2 of 7 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(2 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Tegretol-xr is effective52.17%
(12 of 23 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Xanax is effective54.17%
(13 of 24 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Tegretol-xr is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 20 people)
(5 of 26 people)
(2 of 14 people)
(1 of 5 people)
Xanax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(5 of 21 people)
(5 of 23 people)
(0 of 14 people)
(1 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaDrug IneffectiveType 2 Diabetes MellitusHot FlushesPancytopeniaPain
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedToxic Skin EruptionDetoxificationMalignant Urinary Tract NeoplasmPain - MusclesAntinuclear Antibody PositiveNausea
LymphadenopathyAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedC-reactive Protein IncreasedPainDiabetic ComaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAplastic AnaemiaAnxiety
Drug EruptionGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedEosinophil Count IncreasedCompleted SuicideDiabetes MellitusMenorrhagiaAngina UnstableDepression
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedSuperior Mesenteric Artery SyndromeDizzinessRenal OncocytomaPelvic PainChest PainHeadache
Lymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveDrug EruptionWeight DecreasedParaesthesiaHyperglycaemiaSweating - ExcessiveChillsPyrexia
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedLymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveRashDrug DependencePhlebothrombosisSleep-related Eating DisorderFeeling Of DespairInsomnia
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedSkin Test PositiveSyncopeSyncopeLack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessDiarrhoeaWeight Decreased
Completed SuicideDepressionStomatitisAstheniaHypertensionConfusionAnal HaemorrhageBack Pain
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedHypersensitivityEczemaHyponatraemiaMovement DisorderShortness Of BreathPyrexiaHypoaesthesia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

PyrexiaWeight Decreased
InsomniaDrug Dependence
Completed SuicideSuicidal Ideation
ArthralgiaDrug Withdrawal Syndrome

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Drug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalPyrexiaDrug EruptionCompleted SuicideNauseaPainNauseaWeight Decreased
Bradycardia NeonatalLymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveDrug IneffectivePyrexiaDepressionInsomniaCompleted SuicidePain
Agitation NeonatalBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedPyrexiaInsomniaDrug Withdrawal SyndromeHeadacheHeadacheAnxiety
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedPhobiaMalaiseDrug DependenceDepressionInsomniaAnhedonia
Renal ImpairmentAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedSomnolenceCardiac ArrestHallucination, AuditoryNeuropathy PeripheralPainBack Pain
Hypoventilation NeonatalGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedWeight DecreasedManiaAnxietyNauseaDysphagiaPyrexia
IrritabilityDrug EruptionTemperature IntoleranceWeight IncreasedPainArthralgiaVomitingPain In Extremity
Tremor NeonatalHypersensitivityPanic AttackType 2 Diabetes MellitusDysarthriaHypoaesthesiaDizzinessImpaired Healing
Drug Exposure During PregnancyBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedLymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveAccidental OverdoseHeadacheAnxietyFallHypoaesthesia
Somnolence NeonatalSkin HyperpigmentationExtrapyramidal DisorderHypothyroidismSedationDrug IneffectiveDepressionOsteomyelitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Tegretol-xr (carbamazepine) is often used to treat epilepsy. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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