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Carbamazepine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Atretol, Carbatrol, Epitol, Tegretol, Tegretol-XR, Apo-Carbamazepine, Novo-Carbamaz, Nu-Carbamazepine, Taro-Carbamazepine, Taro-Carbamazepine CR, Tegretol Chewtabs, Tegretol CR

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Anticonvulsant
  • Antidiuretic
  • Antimanic
  • Antineuralgic, specific pain syndromes
  • Antipsychotic

Carbamazepine (kar-ba-MAZ-e-peen) is used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. It is also used to relieve pain due to trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). It should not be used for other more common aches or pains.

Carbamazepine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Oral Suspension (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Chewable tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Extended-release capsules (U.S.)
  • Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Atretol
  • Carbatrol
  • Epitol
  • Tegretol
  • Tegretol-XR

In Canada -

  • Apo-Carbamazepine
  • Novo-Carbamaz
  • Nu-Carbamazepine
  • Taro-Carbamazepine
  • Taro-Carbamazepine CR
  • Tegretol
  • Tegretol Chewtabs
  • Tegretol CR

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.


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Carbamazepine: Before Using

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