Review: could Tegretol cause Impulse-control disorder?
We study 23,945 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Impulse-control disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Impulse-control disorder and more.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Tegretol and have Impulse-control disorder >>>
Tegretol (latest outcomes from 24,802 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.
Impulse-control disorder (latest reports from 4,406 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, restless leg syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 23,945 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 13 people (0.05%) have Impulse-control Disorder. They amount to 0.30% of all the 4,406 people who have Impulse-control Disorder on eHealthMe.
Time on Tegretol when people have Impulse-control disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Impulse-control disorder||25.00%||75.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Impulse-control disorder when taking Tegretol * :
|Impulse-control disorder||29.17%||70.83% |
Age of people who have Impulse-control disorder when taking Tegretol * :
|Impulse-control disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.76%||9.52%||61.90%||4.76%||19.05% |
Severity of Impulse-control disorder when taking Tegretol ** :
How people recovered from Impulse-control disorder ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Cranial nerve disorder (4 people, 30.77%)
- Herpes zoster (4 people, 30.77%)
- Personality change due to a general medical condition (4 people, 30.77%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (3 people, 23.08%)
- Essential hypertension (2 people, 15.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Valproate sodium (12 people, 92.31%)
- Phenytoin (12 people, 92.31%)
- Haloperidol decanoate (12 people, 92.31%)
- Primidone (12 people, 92.31%)
- Amitriptyline hcl (4 people, 30.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 week 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.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
hair loss beard loss after I stop taking tegretol
From this study (3 weeks ago):
have been having severe back pain on lower spine right above tail bone
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.
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.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Tegretol, Impulse-control disorder
More reviews for: Tegretol, Impulse-control disorder
On eHealthMe, Tegretol (carbamazepine) is often used for epilepsy. Find out below the conditions Tegretol is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Tegretol used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.