View Full Version : Carbamezapine (sp?) (Tegretol)

05-01-12, 03:57 AM
Are any on you bipolar folks on this medication, or HAVE you been on it?

Whats it like compared to the usual subsittutes (Lithium, Depakote, Lamictal, Geodon, Abilify...) in terms of

(1) Efficacy, and
(2) Side Effects


Oh please state if your are BP-1, BP-2, cyclothymic, rapid cycling etc and if your hypo/manic episodes are primarily of the grandiose, aggressive/paranoid or mixed variety.

Thanks :)

05-20-12, 09:09 AM
I don't have any of the things you listed, but I was prescribed the Carbamezapine ( Tegretol) in detox... it is used for several things. One is it's used to help control seizures, another is it's a mood stabilizer. It didn't do anything as far as my mood, but I didn't have any seizures during or after detox. I didn't have any side effects what so ever.