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.

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