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Review: could Tegretol cause Drug abuse?

We study 23,945 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Tegretol

Tegretol (latest outcomes from 24,802 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.

Drug abuse

Drug abuse (latest reports from 67,961 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, drug dependence.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 23,945 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 77 people (0.32%) have Drug Abuse. They amount to 0.13% of all the 61,501 people who have Drug Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug abuse in Tegretol reports

Time on Tegretol when people have Drug abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug abuse100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Drug abuse49.37%50.63%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug abuse0.00%1.52%6.06%1.52%51.52%12.12%9.09%18.18%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (24 people, 31.17%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 5.19%)
  3. Depression (3 people, 3.90%)
  4. Epilepsy (2 people, 2.60%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 2.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (41 people, 53.25%)
  2. Neurontin (35 people, 45.45%)
  3. Vicodin (30 people, 38.96%)
  4. Oxycontin (28 people, 36.36%)
  5. Ativan (27 people, 35.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I started taking Tegretol within a month of childbirth for symptoms of depression and irritability. I sought treatment. I informed my doctor that I had been diagnosed in the past as bipolar and post traumatic stress disorder. Most of my doctors had only recommended psychotherapy with no medication. I was only given medication when I insited that I needed something so I could concentrate on work, school,etc.this was only after a traumatic experience in my life.Back then it had been anti-depressants and a 15 day supply of xanax. I had results with Tegretol in the past at 100mg, when I tried it a year before when I was out of the country at a doctors suggestion. Anyway, I explained this and the current treating doctor gave me Tegretol. At first I was given 100mg 2xdaily, which the doctor increased to 200mg. I did not tolerate that dosage well. I experienced interruptions with sleep; and extreme fatigue, sensory dullness and facial muscle tightening so much so that my friends told me that I don't need to take that medicine; as they were concerned for me.I informed my doctor and he placed me back on 100mg. I discontinued use for one month due to religious fasting. My doctor had me taper off a half dose and then go off the medication for the month. After that month I recontinued use but did not gradually increase as I had not seen my doctor again. I went back on at full dosage, and experienced paranoia and irritability. I was later hospitalized for psychosis.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • hair loss beard loss after I stop taking tegretol

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • have been having severe back pain on lower spine right above tail bone

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    Linda on Jun, 9, 2014:

    I reread your symptoms. It is primarily low back pain. It could be osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, possibly a slipped disc. I take back that it might be hemorrhoids as it sounds too far up. Definitely have it checked out.

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    Linda on Jun, 9, 2014:

    Did you fall on coccyx ( tailbone ) ? I had similar symptoms and was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the spine by coursing inflammation particularly in the sacral iliac joints which are located in your buttock. The pain can radiate to your back and mine sometimes goes to my hips, pelvis and sometimes down to my knee. I am a 52 year old female from their US. If you fell, you could have broken your coccyx, and that could take up to a year to feel better, ask your MD. Could be hemorrhoids, a polyp or mass and your rectum. You should definitely get it checked out.

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