What is Carbagen used for?
Carbagen is used to help prevent generalised tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal epilepsy) and partial seizures.
How does Carbagen work?
Carbagen works by stabilising the electrical activity in the brain and nerves.
What should be known before taking Carbagen?
Carbagen might cause rashes, blisters, fever, swollen glands, sore throat, mouth ulcers, or unexplained bruising or bleeding while taking it.
Is consumption of alcohol safe while taking Carbagen?
This depends on the individual - alcohol increases the risk of Carbagen side effect for some people. Get advice from the doctor before drinking to find out what's safe.
What needs to be avoided while taking Carbagen?
Avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eating a lot of grapefruit while taking Carbagen. Grapefruit juice affects the breakdown of Carbagen in the blood and so increase the risk of getting side effects.
Is driving safe while taking Carbagen?
In case of being epileptic drive only if the doctor has told is permitted to - this is usually only once you've been seizure free for at least a year.