A d ditional Important Safety Information
Do not take Carbatrol if you:
- Have a history of bone marrow depression.
- Are allergic to carbamazepine or any of the ingredients in Carbatrol.
- Take nefazodone.
- Are allergic to antidepressant medications called tricyclic (TCAs).
- Have taken a medicine called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) in the last 14 days.
Call your doctor right away at the first sign of a skin rash while taking Carbatrol.
Carbatrol may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying; attempt to commit suicide; new or worse depression, anxiety or irritability; feeling agitated or restless; panic attacks; trouble sleeping; acting aggressive, being angry or violent; acting on dangerous impulses; an extreme increase in activity and talking; or other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking Carbatrol. Carbatrol may harm your unborn baby and can pass into breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you should take Carbatrol while you are pregnant or plan to breastfeed.
- If you become pregnant while taking Carbatrol, talk to your doctor about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry by calling the toll- free number at 1-888-233-2334.
Carbatrol may make your birth control less effective. Discuss your birth control options with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of seizures; a history of heart, blood problems, liver, or kidney problems; have any other medical conditions; or have previously started and stopped therapy with Carbatrol.