Unformatted text preview: LFTs. Absolute contraindications • Bone marrow suppression • Carbamazepine hypersensitivity • MAOI therapy • Porphyria • Tricyclic antidepressant hypersensitivity The adverse reactions that may occur with carbamazepine are fairly well described. The most severe adverse reactions have been observed in the hematologic system, the skin, liver, and the cardiovascular system. If adverse reactions are of such severity that carbamazepine must be discontinued, the practitioner must be aware that abrupt discontinuation of any anticonvulsant drug in a responsive epileptic patient may lead to drug withdrawal seizures or even status epilepticus, which may be life-threatening. Resource: • http://www.mdconsult.com/das/pharm/body/237529906-4/0/full/90 Cannot use this resource: http://www.drugs.com/ppa/carbamazepine.html...
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- Fall '10
- Antidepressant, carbamazepine, Benzodiazepine, Status epilepticus