carbamazepine

Carbamazepine Tablets

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Carbamazepine belongs to a classification of medications known as anticonvulsants.  It is a generic medication sold under the brand name of Tegretol.  Carbamazepine is used to treat pain conditions such as nerve pain, diabetic neuropathy and trigeminal neuralgia.  Carbamazepine is also utilised in the treatment of epilepsy, seizures and mood problems such as Bipolar disorder.

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What is Carbamazepine?

Carbamazepine belongs to a classification of medications known as anticonvulsants.  It is a generic medication sold under the brand name of Tegretol.  Carbamazepine is used to treat pain conditions such as nerve pain, diabetic neuropathy and trigeminal neuralgia.  Carbamazepine is also utilised in the treatment of epilepsy, seizures and mood problems such as Bipolar disorder.

 

How does Carbamazepine work?

Carbamazepine works by inhibiting the electrical messengers that send signals from the nerve cells to the brain.  Overactive electrical messengers can cause epileptic fits and are also involved in the feeling of pain being received within the brain.  Glutamate is one of these messengers known as a neurotransmitter that is believed to possess nerve exciting properties.  It is released when signals of electrical activity reach a climax within nerve cells, thus moving on to excite other cells.  By inhibiting messengers such as glutamate carbamazepine reduces the number and strength of pain signals being transmitted to the brain resulting in an overall reduction in pain levels being felt by the patient.

 

Frequently asked questions about Carbamazepine

 

How does carbamazepine work to prevent fits or seizures?

Carbamazepine works by inhibiting electric activity within the nerves, this can prevent fits or seizures.

 

Why does carbamazepine cause weight gain?

One of the potential side effects when using Carbamazepine can be an increased appetite which can in some patients cause weight gain.

 

When should carbamazepine levels be drawn?

Carbamazepine levels can be drawn to measure and find the therapeutic level of Carbamazepine.

 

What are carbamazepine tablets for?

Carbamazepine tablets can be used for the treatment of epilepsy, nerve pain or mood disorders.

 

Which enzymes does carbamazepine induce?

Cytochrome P450 enzyme can be induced, this can result in an acceleration of other medications namely benzodiazepines.

Carbamazepine Tablets

Carbamazepine FAQ

How carbamazepine works to control seizures?
Why does carbamazepine cause weight gain?
When should carbamazepine levels be drawn?
What are carbamazepine tablets used for?
Which enzymes does carbamazepine induce?

References

Psychotropic effect of carbamazepin in nonepileptic children
Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome with carbamazepine
A double-blind study comparing oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine in patients with newly diagnosed, previously untreated epilepsy
Double-blind comparison of lamotrigine and carbamazepine in newly diagnosed epilepsy
Therapeutic effects of carbamazepine in affective illness: a preliminary report.
carbamazepine (tegretol) – Johns Hopkins Medicine

Additional Information

Quantity

100mg (30 Tablets), 200mg (30 Tablets), 400mg (30 Tablets)

Side effects

 

Common, Rare and Severe Side-effects of Carbamazepine

  • Common side-effects:
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Ataxia
  • Nausea
  • Continuous back and forth eye movements
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Rare:
  • Uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Behavioral changes
  • Diarreha
  • Drooling
  • Headache irritability
  • Loss of balance control
  • Muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  • Shakiness and unsteady walk
  • Stiffness of the limb
  • Actions that are out of control
  • Confusion, agitation, or hostility
  • Discouragement
  • Fear
  • Feeling sad or empty
  • Increase in seizures
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sense of detachment from self or body
  • Shuffling walk
  • Sudden, wide mood swings
  • Thoughts or attempts of killing oneself
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Twisting movements of the body
  • Unusual drowsiness
  • Severe:
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Chest pain
  • Darkening of the urine
  • Fainting
  • Irregular, pounding, or unusually slow heartbeat
  • Nosebleeds or other unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands and feet
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Difficulty with speaking or slurred speech
  • Frequent urination
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Muscle or stomach cramps
  • Pain, tenderness, swelling, or bluish color in the leg or foot
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Swelling of the face, hands, feet, or lower legs
  • Swollen or painful glands
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Troubled breathing
  • Uncontrolled body movements
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellow eyes or skin

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