Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lo | 2012/04/12

Q.

Tegretol

Hello,
Is there a significant difference between tegretol suspension, tablets, and CR - in terms of safety and benefits?
My daughter has been prescribed the CR and although we haven''t yet filled in the prescription, she isn''t the best at pill swallowing. I do not know what the CR looks like, though I know they cannot be broken/crushed.
My daughter is 12.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

All forms of Tegretol depending on the strength, will supply the correct dose of the medicine. The CR [contolled relase] tablet canot be crushed as it has a special coating. If your daughter has difficulty in swallowing tablets she would be better off to continue on the liquid form of Tegretol.

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