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Diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia. Prescribed Tegretol. Having tender tooth. Safe to take Nurophen between Tegretol?

I was diagnosed with Temporomandibular Jaw Dysfunction but now my MD is saying Trigeminal Neuralgia for which he has prescribed Tegretol twice a day. This seemed to be working after two days, but on the third day, I increased on his orders to two in the evening. Last night I had a lot of pain (not as bad as it was), but still enough to wake me up a bit - I also woke with a very tender tooth (I have already checked this out with the Dentist - no problem there he says. Is it safe to take two Nurophen in between doses of Tegretol. I am due to have a Brain MRI in two days.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Tegretol for tri-geminal neuralgia needs some time to show its effect. It cannot happen in 3-4 days. I think you should be patient towards this drug. If at all this is trigeminal neuralgia then tegretol is a good drug for it. Neurophen may be taken between the doses of tegretol.
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Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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