Review: could Tegretol cause Simple Partial Seizures?


Simple partial seizures is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 25,276 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Simple partial seizures. Find out below who they are, when they have Simple partial seizures and more.

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Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Tegretol 27,721 users)

Simple Partial Seizures

Simple partial seizures (seizures which affect only a small region of the brain) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, status epilepticus, agranulocytosis (latest reports from 1,053 Simple partial seizures patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

25,276 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol.
Among them, 41 people (0.16%) have Simple Partial Seizures

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tegretol cause Simple partial seizures?

Time on Tegretol when people have Simple Partial Seizures *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 87.5 %

Gender of people who have Simple Partial Seizures when taking Tegretol *:

  • female: 43.9 %
  • male: 56.1 %

Age of people who have Simple Partial Seizures when taking Tegretol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.9 %
  • 30-39: 22.58 %
  • 40-49: 6.45 %
  • 50-59: 35.48 %
  • 60+: 19.35 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (17 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (2 people)
  • Convulsion (2 people)
  • Simple Partial Seizures (1 person)
  • Partial Seizures (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (16 people)
  • Lamictal (11 people)
  • Topamax (10 people)
  • Neurontin (9 people)
  • Carbamazepine (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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