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What should I know about Carbatrol before taking it?

Carbatrol has the potential to interact with a large number of medications and supplements, which could lead to an increase in side effects. Preexisting medical problems including anemia, kidney disease, glaucoma, seizures, heart problems, mood problems, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes may cause complications with or reduce the effects of Carbatrol. Pregnant women should avoid taking Carbatrol unless it is absolutely necessary, as the drug could harm developing fetuses. Additionally, those of Asian ancestry may be more at risk for side effects affecting the skin and should be tested before taking Carbatrol. Carbatrol should be used only as directed by a doctor, especially when it comes to taking additional medications or supplements.

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