07.01 Carbamazepine (Tegretol)

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Indication seizures, DM neuropathy, pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia


Affects Na channels in neurons leading to decreased synaptic transmission

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Nursing Considerations

• Interferes with oral contraceptives
• Do not use with MAOIs
• May cause suicidal thoughts
• May cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia,
• Do not consume grapefruit juice while taking this medication
• Monitor CBC and platelet count
• Monitor serum blood levels of medication often

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