Review: could Tegretol cause Simple Partial Seizures?


Simple partial seizures is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 29,001 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 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 32,252 users)

Simple Partial Seizures

Simple partial seizures (seizures which affect only a small region of the brain) has been reported by people with epilepsy, convulsion, multiple sclerosis, depression, simple partial seizures (latest reports from 1,195 Simple partial seizures patients).

On Sep, 26, 2016

29,001 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol.
Among them, 54 people (0.19%) 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: 52.08 %
  • male: 47.92 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.94 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 11.76 %
  • 30-39: 23.53 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 38.24 %
  • 60+: 17.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (19 people, 35.19%)
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (2 people, 3.70%)
  • Osteoporosis Postmenopausal (2 people, 3.70%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (2 people, 3.70%)
  • Convulsion (2 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (22 people, 40.74%)
  • Topamax (14 people, 25.93%)
  • Lamictal (13 people, 24.07%)
  • Neurontin (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Carbamazepine (9 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Condition Aggravated (14 people, 25.93%)
  • Myalgia (13 people, 24.07%)
  • Complex Partial Seizures (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Fatigue (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Difficulty In Walking (11 people, 20.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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