Generic Name : CARBAMAZEPINE (ORAL) ABSTRACT – Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant that is used to treat Bipolar Disorder, Trigeminal...
Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant that is used to treat Bipolar Disorder, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Diabetic Neuropathy. Classified as a ‘Dibenzazepine Anticonvulsant’, Carbamazepine works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause nerve pain and seizures. This drug stimulates the release of ADH and directs its action to reabsorb water. It is popularly understood as a medicine that is used to treat seizures.
- Carbamazepine is to be taken as directed by the doctors.
- The oral tablet, which is to be consumed with food.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral tablet – 100mg, 200mg, 400mg (Extend release capsules and chewable tablets are available in the same strengths)
- Oral suspension – 100mg/5mL
SIDE EFFECTS –
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Skin rashes
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in the upper stomach
- Irregular palpitations
- Sore throat
- Bleeding gums
- Lack of balance
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Carbamazepine has major interactions with 236 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Carbamazepine has moderate interactions with 894 different drugs.
- It is important to be cautious regarding the patient’s mental and physical safety while on drug course. Be prepared to call a doctor immediately in case there is an irregularity to report.
- Provide a detailed and accurate medical and drug history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of heart problems, kidney problems, liver diseases, glaucoma, low sodium levels, porphyria or depression. Also notify in case anti-depressants or any other drug is being consumed.
- Do not use this drug in case you have a history of bone marrow suppression, are allergic to the drug or consume anti-depressants.