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Deborah Lee 03-12-2004 07:12 AM

Tegretal 200 mgs
 
I take tegretal 200 mg well half of one so its actually 100mgs in the morning with the time release 400mg also tegretal. so all together in the mornings thats 500mgs.
Anyway

this week i opened up a new bottle of the 200mg and they were smaller. Now its been a week and i dont feel so hot. I am not sure why either. I am to the point that i dont want to take em anymore.

At night i take 800mgs of the time release tegretal, and i dont feel yucky, sorry but thats the only word i could think of to describe this.

anybody have any ideas would be appreiciated, thanks and GOD BLESS

mnt89 03-12-2004 11:09 AM

Re: Tegretal 200 mgs
 
Are you taking generics? It could be a different manufacturer. I take Tegretol as well (the generic form) and when my pharmacy switched from one manufacturer of carbamezpine to another, I expererienced some of the same symptoms that I did when I first started taking the Tegretol. Anyway, maybe you should check with your doctor about prescribing only the name brand. Hope this helps.
Mike

Kelrik 03-12-2004 11:17 AM

Re: Tegretal 200 mgs
 
[QUOTE=mnt89]Are you taking generics? It could be a different manufacturer. I take Tegretol as well (the generic form) and when my pharmacy switched from one manufacturer of carbamezpine to another, I expererienced some of the same symptoms that I did when I first started taking the Tegretol. Anyway, maybe you should check with your doctor about prescribing only the name brand. Hope this helps.
Mike[/QUOTE]
I absoluely agree with Mike. Generic Tegretol caused me to get dizzy-to the point I would pull over when driving. No generic with this drug.
Kelrik :)

tkdmom96 03-13-2004 09:45 AM

Re: Tegretal 200 mgs
 
Hi,

Our daughter took Tegretol for 12 years and the doctor ALWAYS insisted on NAME brand Tegretol. She was on it from the ages of 1-13. On the scrip he would write "name brand medically necessary". He mentioned issues with generic Tegretol. I would check that out with your doc. Good luck!

Vicki
mom of Katie, the most courageous young lady I know


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