Medication Safety Issues
CarBAMazepine may be confused with OXcarbazepine
Epitol may be confused with Epinal
Tegretol, Tegretol-XR may be confused with Toprol-XL, Toradol, Trental
High alert medication:
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes this medication among its list of drugs that have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.
Older Adult: High-Risk Medication:
Beers Criteria: Carbamazepine is identified in the Beers Criteria as a potentially inappropriate medication to be used with caution in patients 65 years and older due to the potential to cause or exacerbate syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) or hyponatremia; monitor sodium concentration closely when initiating or adjusting the dose in older adults (Beers Criteria [AGS 2019]).