Compare Tegretol vs. Propranolol
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is useful for preventing seizures and relieving certain types of nerve pain, but interacts with many drugs.
Inderal (Propranolol) is good for treating many heart problems and other problems in the body, but it has more side effects than other beta blockers. You can't miss doses.
- Lowers the frequency of seizures, especially for people with tonic-clonic and partial seizures.
- First-line option for trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain involving the face, head, and neck), and can relieve other types of nerve pain.
- May be helpful in stabilizing mood for people with bipolar disorder.
- A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
- A first-choice treatment for heart failure, heart attack, heart valve disorders, and abnormal heart rhythm.
- Also treats and prevents many non-heart problems, such as tremors, anxiety, migraines, and liver disease symptoms.
- Interacts with many other medicines and supplements.
- Higher risk of skin reactions compared to other antiepileptic medicines, ranging from mild to life-threatening rash.
- Can cause blurry vision, dizziness, and upset stomach.
- Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
- Requires routine blood tests to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
- Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away.
- Has more side effects than some beta blockers because it crosses into the brain and central nervous system.
- Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. As a second choice, your doctor might add it to medicines you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
- Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
- You can't miss doses. Stopping Propranolol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Extended release
- Chewable tablet
- Oral suspension
- Extended release
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- Dry Mouth8%
- Serious skin rash
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...and 1 more risk factors
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
History of depression
- Serious allergic reactions
European, Chinese, or Japanese ancestry
- Mental changes due to low sodium
Age 65 years or older
- Withdrawal seizures
Stopping Tegretol (Carbamazepine) suddenly
- Increased chest pain or risk of heart attack
Suddenly stopping Inderal (Propranolol)
- Increased risks during surgery
Major surgery requiring anesthesia
- Masked symptoms of low blood sugar
- Low blood pressure
Concurrent use of non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, digoxin or clonidine