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Review: could Tegretol cause Drug abuse?

Summary: Drug abuse could be caused by Tegretol, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Pain.

We study 23,927 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 77 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 24,778 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.

Drug abuse

Drug abuse (latest reports from 58,946 patients) has been reported by people with pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, stress and anxiety, back pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 23,859 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 60,265 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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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • What ammount of carbamazepine did people who suffered from ataxia take?
    I,M TAKING TWO TABLETS OF 200mg.PER DAY AND I FEEL A BIT DIZZY. I DO NOT WANT TO STOP TAKING IT BECAUSE, OTHERWISE, I WOULD HAVE TO SUFFER THE PAIN WHICH IS UNBEARABLE.

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