Review: could Tegretol cause Drug Abuse?


Summary

Drug abuse is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Affective disorder . We study 29,001 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Tegretol

Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Tegretol 31,727 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with death, drug withdrawal syndrome, drowsiness, drug abuse and dependence, euphoric mood (latest reports from 38,969 Drug abuse patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

29,001 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol.
Among them, 79 people (0.27%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tegretol cause Drug abuse?

Time on Tegretol when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 95.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Tegretol *:

  • female: 56.58 %
  • male: 43.42 %

Age of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Tegretol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.88 %
  • 20-29: 13.24 %
  • 30-39: 45.59 %
  • 40-49: 17.65 %
  • 50-59: 10.29 %
  • 60+: 7.35 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (10 people, 12.66%)
  • Affective Disorder (10 people, 12.66%)
  • Drug Abuse (8 people, 10.13%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 6.33%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (5 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (21 people, 26.58%)
  • Lyrica (17 people, 21.52%)
  • Rivotril (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Trittico (13 people, 16.46%)
  • Risperdal (10 people, 12.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Sopor (24 people, 30.38%)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (11 people, 13.92%)
  • Toxicity To Various Agents (10 people, 12.66%)
  • Intentional Overdose (9 people, 11.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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