Carbamazepine (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Carbamazepine is used to control certain 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. This medicine can also be used in the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness).
Carbamazepine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
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
- Capsule, Extended Release