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How should I take Carbatrol?

Follow your doctor's instructions carefully when it comes to taking Carbatrol and all other prescription medicines. Carbatrol is an extended release capsule that is taken orally; it contains beads of medicine that activate in the body over a period of time. Some forms of carbamazepine can cause stomach upset or nausea if taken without food, but Carbatrol can be taken without food if the patient prefers it that way. Capsules can also be broken open and spread over food that will be swallowed without chewing, but the beads should not be crushed. Take Carbatrol at the same time each day, and never take more or less than your prescribed dose.

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