What is the difference between tegretol and tegretol cr?

The CR version is formulated to release the active ingredient gradually so you do not have the peak and trough that you get just taking regular Tegretol. There is no issue switching from Tegretol to Tegretol CR. Tegretol cr is a slow release form. That’s the only difference.

What’s the difference between Tegretol CR 200 and 200 mg? Tegretol cr is a slow release form. That’s the only difference. My doctor proscribed me tegretol CR 200 mg and I am using this around 2 years. Now in the market no stock of the tegretol CR 200. Can I use tegretol 200 mg instead tegretol CR 200 mg?

Are there any side effects to taking Tegretol? TEGRETOL may cause rare but serious skin rashes that may lead to death. These serious skin reactions are more likely to happen when you begin taking TEGRETOL within the first four months of treatment but may occur at later times. These reactions can happen in anyone, but are more likely in people of Asian descent.

How often should I increase my Tegretol XR dose? For conversion from immediate-release formulations, give the same total daily carbamazepine dose. Initially, 100 mg PO twice daily. Increase in weekly increments of 100 mg/day every 12 hours, as needed, up to 1000 mg PO per day given in 2 divided doses.