Active Ingredient(s): Carbamazepine
FDA Approved: * December 10, 2004
Pharm Company: * SHIRE
Category: Bipolar Disorder

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Equetro Overview

Carbamazepine (CBZ), sold under the trade name Tegretol among others, is an anticonvulsant medication used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain.[1] It is used as an adjunctive treatment in schizophrenia along with other medications and as a second-line agent in bipolar disorder.[3][1] Carbamazepine appears to work as well as phenytoin and valproate for focal and generalized seizures.[4] It is not effective ...

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auditory hallucinations

My friend (38), who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder, was taking Lithium for about a year and it did wonders for her. Her psychiatrist discontinued the medication when she became pregnant. After giving birth, she started back on Lithium. When her dosage reached 10% of what it was before the pregnancy, she became lethargic to the point of not being able to function at the level necessary to care for her baby or herself, so she discontinued Lithium, again. Around the time her psychiatrist put her on Equetro, she started hearing voices and she continues to hear them after discontinuing Equetro. I don't have all the facts, but I know, at some point after the pregnancy, she was prescribed Xanax, Librium, Lamictal and Flexeril. She is currentl...

Taking Equetro

I was diagnosed Bipolar over 20 years ago. As many who have this "disease" I have been off and on many different types of meds. Many of those meds stopped working, no longer work, or I have an intolerance to. I have been on Equetro, Serequel, and Klonopen now for quite a while with success. I am "older" now and this years has been the worse year of my life with my bipolar. I am scared that it will overtake me again and so am vigilant with my meds NOW. After a really bad year of trying many different meds and combination of meds, I am finally doing well. However, when I get busy with all my life's responsibilities, I may forget a dose of my meds. This never use to bother me. I would just take the next dose and move on. LATELY though, if I miss even one dose, it is not...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
  • Injection: 200mg/20ml(10mg/ml)
  • Solution: 200mg/20ml (10mg/ml)
  • Suspension: 100mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 200mg, 300mg, 400mg
  • Tablet, Chewable: 100mg, 200mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Equetro: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 30698-419 12 Hr Equetro 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 30698-421 12 Hr Equetro 200 mg Extended Release Capsule by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 30698-423 12 Hr Equetro 300 mg Extended Release Capsule by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC

Other drugs which contain Carbamazepine or a similar ingredient: (7 results)