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Brand name: Tegretol CR

Tegretol CR is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) carbamazepine. On this page you will find out more about Tegretol CR, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: carbamazepine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Tegretol CR 400 mg modified release tablet, 200

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

1. Epilepsy: Complex or simple partial seizures (with or without loss of consciousness) with or without secondary generalisation; Generalised tonic-clonic seizures; Mixed seizure patterns incorporating the above. Tegretol is suitable for monotherapy and combination therapy. Tegretol is usually not effective in absence seizures, atonic seizures and myoclonic seizures and should not be used for status epilepticus (see "PRECAUTIONS"). 2. Trigeminal neuralgia: For relief of pain in idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia due to multiple sclerosis; and in idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia. (Tegretol is not a simple analgesic and is not intended for trivial facial pain or headache). 3. Mania and bipolar affective disorders: Treatment of mania and maintenance treatment of bipolar affective disorders to prevent or attenuate recurrence.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Brown-orange, ovaloid shaped divisible tablet, slightly convex faces imprinted "ENE/ENE" and "CG/CG" with score on both sides.

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Dosage Form Tablet, modified release
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
200 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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