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I recently had a blood test and my sodium level show 131,

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I recently had a blood test and my sodium level show 131, the doctor said that this is low. The level could be due to the Tegretol XR I take. Is this correct?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Yes, hyponatremia (low sodium) can be one side effect of Tegretol. Your doctor may want to you slightly restrict your water intake or increase salt in your diet for a time, or change your Tegretol.

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