Who should not take TEGRETOL?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
- high cholesterol
- low amount of sodium in the blood
- hepatic porphyria
- decreased function of bone marrow
- low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
- decreased blood platelets
- very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
- mood changes
- suicidal thoughts
- myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
- increased pressure in the eye
- glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
- high blood pressure
- coronary artery disease
- complete heart block
- chronic heart failure
- liver problems
- decreased kidney function
- an inability to completely empty the bladder
- HLA-B *15:02 positive gene status
- HLA-A *31:01 positive
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