Review: could Carbamazepine cause Itchiness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 14,947 people who take Carbamazepine. Among them, 258 have Itchiness. See who they are, when they have Itchiness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Carbamazepine (latest outcomes from 15,363 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia. Commonly reported side effects of Carbamazepine include convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fever, fatigue, dizziness.
Itchiness (latest reports from 512,493 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 14,947 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine. Among them, 257 people (1.72%) have Itchiness.
Time on Carbamazepine when people have Itchiness * :
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Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine * :
Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine * :
Severity of Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine ** :
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How people recovered from Itchiness ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (18 people, 7.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (17 people, 6.61%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (13 people, 5.06%)
- Pain (13 people, 5.06%)
- Convulsion (12 people, 4.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (28 people, 10.89%)
- Diazepam (20 people, 7.78%)
- Haloperidol (17 people, 6.61%)
- Fluconazole (15 people, 5.84%)
- Zyprexa (15 people, 5.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Having Tardive Dyskinesia is reallya a bad experience. It's hard to get rid of, and is worse than having depression. I would not take these drugs. I shake all the time.
Kel on Oct, 30, 2012:
Female 51 Ocean City, MD Anxiety, depression, mood swings
Tammy55 on Mar, 9, 2012:
I have been looking into this and wondered if I have Parkinsons Disease or if its just from the Abilify.. Sounds like my tremors in m y neck and head are related to the use of the Abilify after seeing some of the stats. But now the questons remains - how to get off ablify to see if the tremors stop?????????
Dana on Oct, 20, 2012:
I have been told by my psychiatrist that the tardive dyskenisia I have is from the Abilify I take. I was on it for almost 2 years and then, all of a sudden, I have the WORST tremors in my hands. I can't write, can hardly hold a phone because the tremors jiggle the phone around and I only get about 1./2 of the conversation. I don't know what else to do because the doctor says he wants to keep me on it "a little longer" because my mood is not stable. I guess at this point it's just a "wait and see" game.
hayley on Oct, 26, 2012:
Hi, i am 17 years old and i was put on Abilify a couple of years ago. Abilify caused me to have muscle twitches escpecially around my eyes and my hands would also shake sometimes. i would get bad leg cramps during the night which would cause me to wake up in pain. i soon got off abilify and all my symtoms stopped. But every now and then i still get muscle twitches. i assume what your experiencing Tammy 55 is the side effects of Abilify. Abilify can cause long term affects even years after you stop the medication. i suggest since your experiencing these symtoms you should discontinue the medication before its to late. i hope i was helpful. have a good day.
Restless192 on Oct, 26, 2012:
I took abilify and experienced the worst experience of my life. Even considering all of my depression my time on abilify was my one instance in which I wanted hospitalization. If I had a knife in my presence I'd surely be dead.
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