Advertisement

Does Carbamazepine XR interact with other medications or food?

Do not take monoamine oxidase inhibitors for two weeks before or after taking Carbamazepine XR, as you could be at risk of a serious or fatal drug reaction. The following medications may interact with this Carbamazepine XR:

  • 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
  • warfarin

Carbamazepine XR may cause birth control pills to be less effective. Inform your doctor about any prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal supplements you are taking, as there may be other medications that interact with Carbamazepine XR. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Carbamazepine XR may be affected by grapefruit or grapefruit juice.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

How is gabapentin used to treat hot flashes?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise) was developed to treat seizures. It has also been used to help to re...
More Answers
What medications interact with anticonvulsants?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
If you are taking an anticholinergic drug, metformin, primidone, rufinamide, a selective serotonin r...
More Answers
How does Topamax (topiramate) treat migraines?
Dr. Steven A. Meyers, MDDr. Steven A. Meyers, MD
No medication works for everybody, and it is not unusual to have to try several medications before y...
More Answers
How effective are anticonvulsants for treating migraines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Valproic acid and topiramate have been considered the top choices among anticonvulsants for reducing...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.