Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It is used to treat certain types of seizures, nerve pain, and bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder. One type of seizure treated is tonic-clonic, in which patients lose consciousness, become stiff, and have uncontrolled jerking motions for 1 to 3 minutes. Another type is partial, in which patients stay aware but have unusual sensations or uncontrolled movements, such as jerking a wrist involuntarily. The third type treated with carbamazepine is mixed, in which the same patient may have elements of both the first two. Diabetic nerve pain and trigeminal neuralgia, a type of nerve pain affecting the face, are also treated with this drug.
Dose of Carbamazepine
Carbamazepine is available in tablet, capsule, and liquid form. Usual dose is 100 to 600mg twice a day.
Common side effects:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Swollen tongue
- Loss of coordination
- Difficulty with balance
Cost of Tegretol (Carbamazepine)
The price of carbamazepine ranges from $16.00 to $40.00 for a bottle of 60 tablets, strength 200mg, with a coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you that sells Tegretol, and to download a coupon, click here.
How Can I Get a Carbamazepine Prescription?
Carbamazepine is available only by prescription from a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your neurological disorder remotely by telemedicine and prescribe Tegretol online.