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Review: could Tegretol cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 23,986 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 620 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Tegretol

Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 24,848 Tegretol users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 212,679 Anxiety patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 23,981 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 696 people (2.90%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Tegretol reports

Time on Tegretol when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety38.71%36.56%1.08%2.15%7.53%8.60%5.38%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Tegretol * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety61.36%38.64%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Tegretol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.14%1.08%7.04%11.77%16.51%22.73%17.19%23.55%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Tegretol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%50.00%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (106 people, 15.23%)
  2. Depression (93 people, 13.36%)
  3. Epilepsy (87 people, 12.50%)
  4. Anxiety (71 people, 10.20%)
  5. Convulsion (66 people, 9.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (152 people, 21.84%)
  2. Seroquel (117 people, 16.81%)
  3. Tegretol-xr (92 people, 13.22%)
  4. Valium (86 people, 12.36%)
  5. Zoloft (84 people, 12.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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