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Re: Tegretol HELL! Jackster

Posted by Ritch on July 17, 2002, at 10:22:28

In reply to Re: Tegretol HELL!, posted by Jackster on July 17, 2002, at 4:30:47

> >
> > You might want to get a Tegretol blood level. Effexor uses CYP2D6 to metabolize it, and it may be causing high blood levels of Tegretol (in which case you may need to reduce the dosage somewhat). Jackster takes Paxil and Tegretol and he said his dose of Teg wasn't that high-but his blood level was (from what I remember).
> >
> > Mitch
> Hi
> Mitch is right - I was on 200mg Tegretol CR and had a high blood level for it. PDoc wasn't sure why - but I discovered it was because I was also on Paxil (40mg) which through the CP450 system increases the Tegretol blood levels. Effexor could well do the same. It was also chewing through my Xanax. (My PDoc doesn't seem to be well informed about the CP450 system)
> Jackie
> PS - I'm actually a she! Jackster was the first name I could think of when I first registered here and couldn't use Jackie.

Ooops! Thanks for the information.




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