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Who should not take carbamazepine?

People who have an allergy to the ingredients in carbamazepine or to tricyclic antidepressants, the muscle relaxer cyclobenzaprine, or similar drugs should not take carbamazepine. Additionally, people with heart or blood disorders, including bone marrow problems, should not take the drug. Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) users may take carbamazepine within two weeks of taking an MAOI, and nefazodone users should not take carbamazepine until their nefazodone doses end. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also not take carbamazepine. Your doctor may decide against prescribing carbamazepine if your medical history or current medications could interfere with its effects or put you at risk.

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