Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Carbatrol
  2. Epitol
  3. Equetro
  4. Tegretol
  5. Tegretol-XR

Descriptions


Carbamazepine is used to treat certain types of seizures (epilepsy). It is also used to relieve pain due to trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) and in the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Carbamazepine works in the brain and nervous system to control seizures, pain, and bipolar disorder. This medicine is an anticonvulsant.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, carbamazepine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Alcohol withdrawal.
  • Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), prevention.
  • Central partial diabetes insipidus (water diabetes).
  • Neurogenic pain (a type of continuing pain).
  • Psychotic disorders (severe mental illness).

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet, Chewable
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Suspension
  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Tablet