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Does Carbatrol interact with other medications or foods?

Carbatrol can combine with alcohol or other depressants (like cough medicine), resulting in potentially dangerous drowsiness. Nefazodone users will likely experience a decrease in the beneficial effects of nefazodone if they also take Carbatrol. Combining Carbatrol with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) is also strongly discouraged, as the patient may experience seizure, coma, and very high blood pressure. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice should also be avoided while taking Carbatrol: grapefruit can increase the drug's effects, including negative side effects. Keep in mind that many other medications combined with Carbatrol may also result in negative effects, so be sure to discuss your current medications with your doctor thoroughly before taking Carbatrol.

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