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Equetro Side Effects

Some of the most common Equetro side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and vomiting. Although side effects of Equetro are typically minor and easily treated, some problems may require immediate medical attention. Among these serious side effects of Equetro that should be reported to a healthcare provider right away are unusual bleeding or bruising, hallucinations, and an irregular heart rhythm.

An Introduction to Equetro Side Effects

As with all medications, side effects are possible with Equetro® (carbamazepine). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Equetro quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Equetro. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Equetro side effects with you.)

Common Equetro Side Effects

Equetro has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these clinical studies, some of the most common side effects of Equetro included:
  • Dizziness -- in up to 44 percent of people
  • Drowsiness -- up to 32 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 29 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 18 percent
  • Coordination problems -- up to 15 percent.
Some other common Equetro side effects, occurring in 5 percent to 15 percent of people, included:
Equetro has also been reported to interfere with some pregnancy tests.
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