Equetro Approved for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group has announced that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Equetro, which is an extended-release form of carbamazepine capsules, for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. Equetro is indicated for the treatment of acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.
Tegretol Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the medication Carbamazepine, which is often prescribed as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder, as well as for epilepsy.
Mood Stabilizers and Birth Control
Several mood stabilizers, including Tegretol / carbamazepine, may have problem interactions with contraceptives. Make sure you know the possible complications of taking both a mood stabilizer and birth control pills.
This is a comprehensive Canadian monograph from Internet Mental Health. Contents include pharmacology, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, overdose information and dosage.
A very detailed and technical presentation of this drug. Contents include pharmacology, indications, warning, dosage, as well as patient information.
Tegretol and Birth Defects
Response to a question posted to Med Help International regarding the possibility of birth defects when the father is taking Tegretol.