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Review: could Carbamazepine cause Itchiness (Itching)?





Summary: Itchiness is found among people who take Carbamazepine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Epilepsy.

We study 15,471 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA and social media. Among them, 258 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness and more.

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Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Carbamazepine 15,854 users)

Itchiness

Itchiness has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Itchiness 87,571 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 15,468 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine. Among them, 258 people (1.67%) have Itchiness.

Trend of Itchiness in Carbamazepine reports

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Itchiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itchiness47.50%37.50%2.50%2.50%2.50%5.00%2.50%

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine * :

FemaleMale
Itchiness63.60%36.40%

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itchiness0.00%0.47%6.10%7.51%12.68%15.96%17.37%39.91%

Severity of Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itchiness20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itchiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itchiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (18 people, 6.98%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 6.59%)
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (13 people, 5.04%)
  4. Pain (13 people, 5.04%)
  5. Convulsion (12 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (28 people, 10.85%)
  2. Diazepam (20 people, 7.75%)
  3. Haloperidol (17 people, 6.59%)
  4. Fluconazole (15 people, 5.81%)
  5. Zyprexa (15 people, 5.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Epilepsy Congenital, and takes Tegretol-xr)
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