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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 15,483 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA and social media. Among them, 268 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness and more.

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Carbamazepine has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 15,868 Carbamazepine users)


Itchiness has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,322 Itchiness patients)

On Apr, 6, 2015: 15,482 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

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine * :


Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine * :


Severity of Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Itchiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

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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