The selection and administration of medications by individuals (or family members) to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed diseases or symptoms are referred to as self-medication. Sometimes self-medication can result in drug abuse, allergy, habituation, worsening of the condition, incorrect diagnosis, and dose, or even disability and death.
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Query: Hi doctor,My sister self-diagnosed herself as bipolar and is now taking the tablet Tegretol. She has been taking it for the past six weeks and is noticing progress. But I am worried that she will continue the medication forever and get into a dependence cycle. In addition, she has been suffering fro... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It is good that you took the initiative on behalf of your sister to seek an opinion on her condition. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic agent that can be used to manage bipolar disorders to prevent fu... Read Full »