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Review: could Tegretol cause Simple partial seizures?

We study 23,947 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Simple partial seizures. Find out below who they are, when they have Simple partial seizures 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.

Simple partial seizures

Simple partial seizures (seizures which affect only a small region of the brain) (latest reports from 3,174 patients) has been reported by people with epilepsy, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 23,945 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 45 people (0.19%) have Simple Partial Seizures. They amount to 1.42% of all the 3,169 people who have Simple Partial Seizures on eHealthMe.

Trend of Simple partial seizures in Tegretol reports

Time on Tegretol when people have Simple partial seizures * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Simple partial seizures12.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%87.50%

Gender of people who have Simple partial seizures when taking Tegretol * :

FemaleMale
Simple partial seizures50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Simple partial seizures when taking Tegretol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Simple partial seizures0.00%2.63%0.00%13.16%26.32%7.89%28.95%21.05%

Severity of Simple partial seizures when taking Tegretol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Simple partial seizures ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (18 people, 40.00%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 6.67%)
  3. Partial seizures (3 people, 6.67%)
  4. Convulsion (3 people, 6.67%)
  5. Simple partial seizures (2 people, 4.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Keppra (20 people, 44.44%)
  2. Lamictal (11 people, 24.44%)
  3. Topamax (10 people, 22.22%)
  4. Neurontin (9 people, 20.00%)
  5. Carbamazepine (9 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 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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