jt07 Posted September 28, 2011 Share Posted September 28, 2011 If you take carbamazepine (Tegretol) along with other meds, make sure you check for drug interactions because you may not be getting the dose of those other meds that you think you are. I am taking 5 mg of Abilify. I ran this through the interaction checker at http://www.drugs.com and found out that carbamazepine reduces the peak plasma concentration of Abilify by 70%! So in reality, it's like I'm taking a 1.5 mg dose of Abilify. This is not only true for Abilify. Many, many, many meds have an interaction with carbamazepine that results in lower blood levels of those meds. This is because carbamazepine induces a liver enzyme that metabolizes the other drugs much faster. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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