Tegretol Dosage

Generic name: carbamazepine (oral)
Brand names: Tegretol, Tegretol XR
Drug class: Dibenzazepine anticonvulsants

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 200 mg; CHEWABLE: 100 mg; SUSP: 100 mg per 5 mL

Seizure disorder

[800-1200 mg/day PO divided bid-qid]
Start: 200 mg PO bid, incr. by 200 mg/day qwk; Max: 1600 mg/day; Info: screen pts of genetically at-risk ancestry (see pkg insert) for HLA-B*1502 allele before initiating tx; adjust dose based on tx response and serum levels; give w/ food; divide dose qid for susp; taper dose gradually to D/C

Trigeminal neuralgia

[200-400 mg PO bid]
Start: 100 mg PO bid, may incr. by 200 mg/day; Max: 1200 mg/day; Info: screen pts of genetically at-risk ancestry (see pkg insert) for HLA-B*1502 allele before initiating tx; adjust dose based on tx response and serum levels; give w/ food; divide dose qid for susp; taper dose gradually to D/C

Bipolar disorder

[800-1200 mg/day PO divided bid-qid]
Start: 200 mg PO bid, may incr. by 200 mg/day; Max: 1600 mg/day; Info: screen pts of genetically at-risk ancestry (see pkg insert) for HLA-B*1502 allele before initiating tx; adjust dose based on tx response and serum levels; give w/ food; divide dose qid for susp; taper dose gradually to D/C

Renal dosing

[adjust dose amount]
CrCl <10: decr. usual dose by 25%
HD: decr. usual dose by 25%, on dialysis days admin. after dialysis; no supplement; PD: decr. usual dose by 25%; no supplement

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]
hepatic impairment: caution advised

SRC: NLM .