Carbamazepine withdrawal

May 2007
Reactions Weekly;5/19/2007, Issue 1152, p8
Case Study
The article describes the case of an older man with bipolar I disorder who experienced bipolar switching after sudden discontinuation of carbamazepine. The patient showed symptoms such elevated mood and irritability after taking the drug. Olanzapine, perazine, and lamotrigine were effective in improving her condition.


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