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If you are experiencing seizures and have no control over them, talk to your doctor about a prescription for Tegretol Chewable. There are several types of seizures, but Tegretol Chewable is only beneficial for mild to severe partial, tonic-clonic, and mixed seizures. Seizures can not only be frightening to have, but they can be dangerous as well. If you have a seizure while crossing the street, cooking, having a bath or shower, there’s a good possibility you could sustain injuries. Children can be even more at risk while they are on the playground or sports field. It is important to get a handle on controlling seizures to avoid dangerous situations.
Carbamazepine is the active ingredient in Tegretol Chewable, an anticonvulsant drug for children 6 years old and up and for adults that have a problem swallowing pills. When taken as directed Tegretol Chewable will work to block sodium channels in your brain. It is these channels that let neurons send electrical signals that can become erratic and cause a seizure to occur. By blocking the channels, there is no increase in activity to cause the rapid firing of the neurons.
The way in which Tegretol Chewable works is also beneficial for people that have trigeminal neuralgia (face pain). This is a recurrent pain that occurs on one side of your face, usually the right side, when a malfunction of the trigeminal nerves happen. This nerve is responsible for facial sensations and motor functions like biting and chewing. When a particular spot on your face is touched, this nerve reacts and causes intense pain. Carbamazepine has shown a reduction in the number and severity of these painful episodes.
A partial seizure only involves a part of your brain. Depending on which part of your brain is affected, your seizures can vary from muscle contractions and no loss of consciousness to visual disturbances and hallucinations. Tonic-clonic seizures are much like what most people perceive a seizure to look like. There is a loss of consciousness so the person will crumple to the floor, muscles will stiffen and movements become jerky. As the seizure ends, the person may be confused and will not remember having a seizure.
You should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Tegretol Chewable if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding. You may be instructed to use an effective form of birth control while taking Tegretol Chewable. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC and Rx drugs you are currently taking or using, including herbal preparations and vitamin supplements, to determine whether your doctor thinks Tegretol Chewable is safe for you.
Do not stop taking Tegretol Chewable suddenly as this can increase your risk of serious side effects. Keep all medications out of children’s reach. Until you know how your body will react to Tegretol Chewable, do not attempt any activities that could be considered unsafe if you should have a seizure.