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Carbamazepine, 2.30 / 5 (10 votes)

Carbamazepine Side Effects

A white bottle of Carbamazepine with a dosage of 200 mg inside.

Serious side effects

Patients experiencing theses side effects should consult their physician:
  • trouble concentrating, confusion with agitation and vision problems/hallucinations
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed with a rapid heart rate and feeling short of breath
  • swelling of ankles/feet and jaundice (the yellowing of skin)
  • sore throat, fever, chills, muscle weakness and urinating more/less than usual
  • easy bruising/bleeding, tingling and numbness, muscle pain
  • severe skin reactions including swelling in face/tongue, eye burning with skin pain, a red/purple spreading rash, mouth and throat ulcers
  • severe anemia and fatal skin diseases like toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, with liver problems like hepatitis and hepatotoxicity
  • blood problems like bone marrow depression, low red blood/white blood count, low platelet count
  • Congestive heart failure with hypertension/hypotension, syncope, pulmonary embolisms and arrhythmias
  • renal failure and kidney inflammation

Common side effects

  • dizziness or drowsiness mixed with joint and muscle pain, and leg cramps
  • stomach problems like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain
  • headache with ringing in the ears, and dry mouth with a swollen tongue and pink eye
  • mania, hypersensitivity, or the return of manic episodes, and low sodium counts