[2015-4-22] Do not use carbamazepine if...

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[2015-4-22] Do not use carbamazepine if...

Postby Philomorph » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:02 pm

"Do not use carbamazepine if you also take nefazodone, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days."

Forget it! By the time you've looked up all these contraindications and conflicting drugs, you've already transformed.
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Re: [2015-4-22] Do not use carbamazepine if...

Postby hamjudo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:13 pm

Here is the link to the comic http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=3713

In the cartoon, the dose appears to be 5 light blue tablets. I did a google image search on carbamazepine. It comes in a lot of shapes and colors. The only light blue ones were 100mg extended release. My wife is a pharmacist at a psychiatric hospital, she confirmed that 500mg is a plausible dose. Extended release makes sense. You wouldn't want it to wear off before dawn.

Even before she saw the mouse over text, she pointed out that it wasn't approved for that sort of mood disorder...
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Re: [2015-4-22] Do not use carbamazepine if...

Postby Kaharz » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:12 pm

And I just assumed Zach made it up and it wasn't a real drug.
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Re: [2015-4-22] Do not use carbamazepine if...

Postby resqtoaster » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:10 pm

Do not use carbamazepine at all. It's an old drug and generally only used in epilepsy control at this point. And generally oxcarbazepine is preferred because of issues with bone marrow effect that carbamazepine can have. However, other medications such as Risperdal and other antipsychotics would probably be the first line for episodic lycanthropism.
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