Review: could Carbamazepine cause Itchiness?


Summary

Itchiness is found among people who take Carbamazepine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Convulsion . We study 17,205 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA and social media. Among them, 294 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 17,907 users)

Itchiness

Itchiness has been reported by people with pain, blood bilirubin increased, feeling hot, sepsis, back pain (latest reports from 109,065 Itchiness patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

17,205 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine.
Among them, 294 people (1.71%) have Itchiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carbamazepine cause Itchiness?

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Itchiness *:

  • < 1 month: 39.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.98 %
  • 10+ years: 2.33 %

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • female: 61.25 %
  • male: 38.75 %

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.3 %
  • 10-19: 6.09 %
  • 20-29: 8.26 %
  • 30-39: 13.04 %
  • 40-49: 17.83 %
  • 50-59: 18.26 %
  • 60+: 35.22 %

Severity if Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Itchiness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (17 people)
  • Convulsion (17 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (15 people)
  • Pain (13 people)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (31 people)
  • Diazepam (18 people)
  • Omeprazole (15 people)
  • Lorazepam (15 people)
  • Fluconazole (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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