Could Carbamazepine cause Itchiness - from FDA reports


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 Convulsion . We study 17,487 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA. Among them, 305 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 22,152 users)

Itchiness

Itchiness has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,260 Itchiness patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

17,487 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine.
Among them, 305 people (1.74%) have Itchiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carbamazepine cause Itchiness?

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Itchiness *:

  • < 1 month: 44.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.38 %
  • 10+ years: 2.13 %

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.66 %
  • 10-19: 7.05 %
  • 20-29: 8.71 %
  • 30-39: 12.86 %
  • 40-49: 17.01 %
  • 50-59: 17.43 %
  • 60+: 35.27 %

Severity of Itchiness **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (31 people, 10.16%)
  • Diazepam (18 people, 5.90%)
  • Omeprazole (15 people, 4.92%)
  • Lorazepam (15 people, 4.92%)
  • Fluconazole (15 people, 4.92%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Carbamazepine, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Convulsion (21 people, 6.89%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (118 people, 38.69%)
  • Fever (82 people, 26.89%)
  • Erythema Multiforme (57 people, 18.69%)
  • Skin Exfoliation (51 people, 16.72%)
  • Hypersensitivity (38 people, 12.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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