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-100-1200mg (using the CR formulation) +The dose range for carbamazepine is between ​100-1200mg (using the CR formulation), and it is usually dosed BID. Carbamazepine can be increased by 100 mg every 2-3 days as tolerated, up to an initial target dose of at least 300 mg/day. After at least 5 days at this target dose (to allow steady state to be achieve), a carbamazepine level should be drawn 12 hours after the last dose. If the level is:
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-Carbamazepine can be increased by 100 mg every 2-3 days as tolerated, up to an initial target dose of at least 300 mg/day. After at least 5 days at this target dose (to allow steady state to be achieve), a carbamazepine level should be drawn 12 hours after the last dose. If the level is:+
   * <17 μmol/L, then the dose should be increased by 100 mg/day and another level should be drawn in 5 days   * <17 μmol/L, then the dose should be increased by 100 mg/day and another level should be drawn in 5 days
   * 17-54 μmol/L, then the dose can be maintained   * 17-54 μmol/L, then the dose can be maintained