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Review: Tegretol-xr and Xanax

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Tegretol-xr and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 941 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Tegretol-xr (latest outcomes from 1,515 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,912 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 25, 2014: 941 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 3 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 3 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)
(2 of 6 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPainType 2 Diabetes MellitusHot FlushesPancytopeniaPain
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedToxic Skin EruptionDetoxificationMalignant Urinary Tract NeoplasmPain - MusclesAntinuclear Antibody PositiveNausea
LymphadenopathyAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedC-reactive Protein IncreasedDrug IneffectiveDiabetic 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 SyndromeParaesthesiaRenal OncocytomaPelvic PainChest PainHeadache
Lymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveDrug EruptionWeight DecreasedDizzinessHyperglycaemiaSweating - ExcessiveChillsPyrexia
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedLymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveRashDrug DependencePhlebothrombosisSleep-related Eating DisorderFeeling Of DespairInsomnia
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsSkin Test PositiveSyncopeSyncopeLack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessDiarrhoeaWeight Decreased
Completed SuicideDepressionStomatitisNeuropathy PeripheralHypertensionConfusionAnal HaemorrhageBack Pain
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedHypersensitivityEczemaHyponatraemiaMovement DisorderShortness Of BreathPyrexiaHypoaesthesia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Tegretol-xr is effective60.00%
(12 of 20 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Xanax is effective54.55%
(12 of 22 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

PyrexiaWeight Decreased
InsomniaDrug Dependence
Completed SuicideSuicidal Ideation
ArthralgiaDrug Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug effectiveness by age :

Tegretol-xr is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 15 people)
(5 of 22 people)
(2 of 14 people)
(1 of 5 people)
Xanax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(4 of 16 people)
(5 of 22 people)
(0 of 14 people)
(1 of 5 people)

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 IncreasedDysarthriaArthralgiaVomitingPain In Extremity
Tremor NeonatalHypersensitivityPanic AttackType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainHypoaesthesiaDizzinessImpaired Healing
Drug Exposure During PregnancyBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedLymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveAccidental OverdoseHeadacheAnxietyFallHypoaesthesia
Somnolence NeonatalSkin HyperpigmentationExtrapyramidal DisorderHypothyroidismSedationPyrexiaDepressionOsteomyelitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Wondering if any patients have found Tegretol to interfere with opiate pain medications


  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • digestion problems and hypothyroidism


  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • wheezing after at night uncomfortable


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Complete drug side effects:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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