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Tegretol

Tegretol (generic name carbamazepine) is an anticonvulsant often prescribed as a mood stabilizer for those with bipolar disorder (manic depression). Found here are resources and information relating to this medication.

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.

Carbamazepine Monograph
This is a comprehensive Canadian monograph from Internet Mental Health. Contents include pharmacology, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, overdose information and dosage.

RxList Monograph
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.

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