Tegretol and Pericarditis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Pericarditis is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Tegretol and have Pericarditis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 41,962 people who have side effects when taking Tegretol from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 25, 2022

41,962 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol.
Among them, 37 people (0.09%) have Pericarditis.

What is Tegretol?

Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. eHealthMe is studying from 43,791 Tegretol users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Pericarditis?

Pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium) is found to be associated with 1,388 drugs and 911 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Tegretol and Pericarditis reports submitted per year:

Could Tegretol cause Pericarditis?

Time on Tegretol when people have Pericarditis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pericarditis when taking Tegretol *:

  • female: 61.11 %
  • male: 38.89 %

Age of people who have Pericarditis when taking Tegretol *:

  • 0-1: 6.06 %
  • 2-9: 9.09 %
  • 10-19: 18.18 %
  • 20-29: 6.06 %
  • 30-39: 3.03 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 30.3 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Common drugs people take besides Tegretol *:

  1. Dilantin: 3 people, 8.11%
  2. Aranesp: 2 people, 5.41%
  3. Cardura: 2 people, 5.41%
  4. Gabitril: 2 people, 5.41%
  5. Diamox: 2 people, 5.41%
  6. Norvasc: 2 people, 5.41%
  7. Plaquenil: 2 people, 5.41%
  8. Carvedilol: 2 people, 5.41%
  9. Docetaxel: 2 people, 5.41%
  10. Carboplatin: 2 people, 5.41%

Common side effects people have besides Pericarditis *:

  1. Fever: 7 people, 18.92%
  2. Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin): 7 people, 18.92%
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 5 people, 13.51%
  4. Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart): 5 people, 13.51%
  5. Lymph Follicular Hypertrophy (an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles): 4 people, 10.81%
  6. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 4 people, 10.81%
  7. White Blood Cell Count Increased: 4 people, 10.81%
  8. C-Reactive Protein Increased: 4 people, 10.81%
  9. Weakness: 4 people, 10.81%
  10. Hepatocellular Damage (liver damage): 3 people, 8.11%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction): 2 people, 5.41%
  2. Partial Seizures (seizures which affect only a part of the brain at onset): 2 people, 5.41%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1 person, 2.70%
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 1 person, 2.70%
  5. Hyperchlorhydria (gastric acid levels are higher in stomach): 1 person, 2.70%
  6. Face Oedema (swelling of face): 1 person, 2.70%
  7. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 1 person, 2.70%
  8. Cancer Pain: 1 person, 2.70%
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood): 1 person, 2.70%
  10. Affective Disorder (mental disorder): 1 person, 2.70%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Tegretol and have Pericarditis?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on carbamazepine (the active ingredients of Tegretol) and Tegretol (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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