Posted - 05/23/2005 : 13:35:23
| Important facts about this drug:
You may develop a rash during the first 2 to 8 weeks of Carbamazepine therapy. If this happens, notify your doctor immediately. The rash could become severe and even dangerous, particularly in children. A slight possibility of this problem remains for up to 6 months.
More common side effects may include:
Blurred vision, dizziness, double vision, headache, nausea, rash, sleepiness, uncoordinated movements, vomiting
Less common side effects may include:
Abdominal pain, accidental injury, anxiety, constipation, depression, diarrhea, fever, "flu-like" symptoms, increased cough, inflammation of vagina, irritability, painful menstruation, sore throat, tremor
Rare side effects may include:
Absence of menstrual periods, chills, confusion, dry mouth, ear pain, emotional changes, heart palpitations, hot flashes, joint disorders, memory decrease, mind racing, muscle weakness, muscle spasm, poor concentration, ringing in ears, sleep disorder, speech disorder
Symptoms of Carbamazapine overdose may include:
Lack of coordination, rolling eyeballs, increased seizures, decreased level of consciousness, coma, delayed heartbeat.