Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 91541

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I take1600mg tegretol- Is the toxicity overstated?

Posted by cara52 on January 25, 2002, at 10:30:28

I am on 1600 mg tegretol and it seems like several people on this board have expressed reservations
about this drug- how toxic short and long term do you
really think it is?

 

Re: I take1600mg tegretol- Is the toxicity overstated? cara52

Posted by 2sense on May 18, 2002, at 8:02:43

In reply to I take1600mg tegretol- Is the toxicity overstated?, posted by cara52 on January 25, 2002, at 10:30:28

Make sure that the doctor who prescribed it is doing blood toxicity tests at least every 3 weeks. It is EXTREMELY important -- if they refuse FIND ANOTHER P-DOC immediately!!

Have you gained weight on this medicine? I am only on 600 mg and also 4 mg of Klonopin (that last one and that dose since August of 2001) the Tegretol only for a month but have gained weight and the PDR says frequent side effects are the opposite of what I am experiencing.

It is far more important to get the Tegretol/Carmapezine blood levels every 3 weeks at first at least (for the first 3 months) -- if your doc blows you off -- go some where else!!!

Just my 2sense -- Sue


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