What are the side effects of carbamazepine extended-release capsules?

Carbamazepine extended-release capsules can cause serious side effects such as suicidal thoughts. People of Asian descent may be at a higher risk of a serious, rare skin reaction. You may need a blood test to determine if you are at risk.

Carbamazepine extended-release can cause drowsiness; use caution when driving or operating machinery.

Other serious side effects that require medical intervention are: sore throat; fever; headache with severe peeling, blistering, or red skin rash; easy bleeding or bruising; pale skin; abnormal weakness; white patches or   sores inside the mouth or lips; shortness of breath; swelling of feet or ankles; stomach pain; nausea; loss of appetite; jaundice; and urinating less than normal.

Other less serious side effects include: dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, confusion, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, dry mouth, swollen tongue, muscle, or joint pain, and leg cramps.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction  are: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, or   face, and require emergency medical treatment.

There may be other side effects not listed here so talk to your doctor about any unusual side effects.

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