Liberty Doctors dba FAMILY FIRST MEDICAL CARE
Practicing since 1986
I've been taking this medicine for 3 days. I am having side effects. The one more noticeable to me are the sores in my mouth, i'm itchy all over, and i'm tired. I'm taking 200mg twice a day. i recently lost my insurance so i don't have a doctor i can ask. What do i do about this? Do i stop taking it? Any advice?
This is CARBAMAZIPNE, an older antiepileptic drug with known side effects. This is a good dosage but with no titration you are prone to issues. You should be followed by the physician that prescribed it. This is a good drug for cheap treatment vs the consequences of NO TREATMENT! BUT you need help from a physician. The cost of treatment and visits vs the cost of hospitalization or even ER use is also notable. See your FAMILY PHYSICIAN ASAP.