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Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug, used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder; but also used to treat schizophrenia.

Side Effects Carbamazepine renders birth-control pills[?] ineffective. Common side effects include: drowsiness, loss of blood cells, loss of platelets, motor-coordination impairment, and/or upset stomach. Use of carbamazepine can result in blurry or doubled vision.

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