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How does carbamazepine extended-release interact with other drugs or food?

Do not take monoamine oxidase inhibitors for two weeks before or after taking carbamazepine.  Carbamazepine extended-release may interact with drugs such as darunavir, delavirdine, etravirine, nefazodone, telithromycin, voriconazole, other anti-seizure medications, lithium, SSRI antidepressants, tramadol, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove carbamazepine from your body, antifungals, antibiotics, St John's wort, danazol, calcium channel blockers, certain cancer drugs, caspofungin, cyclosporine, doxycycline, HIV protease inhibitors, levothyroxine, psychiatric medications, theophylline, and warfarin.

Carbamazepine extended-release may also cause birth control pills to be less effective. Because there may be other drug interactions not listed, make sure to inform your doctor about any prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal supplements you are taking. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Carbamazepine extended-release may also be affected by grapefruit or grapefruit juice intake.

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