Carbamazepine/Selected SSRIs Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

The cause of the interaction is not known.

What might happen:

Your blood levels of carbamazepine may increase and cause toxic effects.

What you should do about this interaction:

If you experience nausea, vomiting, deep sleep, tremor, rapid eye movements, fast heartbeat, muscle twitching, vision or eye changes, fainting, or irregular breathing, contact your doctor as soon as possible. The dose of your medicines may need adjusting.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. If your doctor prescribes these medicines together, you may need to have your carbamazepine blood level checked. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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