Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug. Carbamazepine is a very effective treatment for epilepsy, however it doesn't treat every type of epilepsy, and may need to be used with another medicine for best results. Carbamazepine comes as a tablet, a chewable tablet, an extended-release tablet, an extended-release capsule, and a suspension to take by mouth. The regular tablet, chewable tablet, and liquid are usually taken two to four times a day with meals. The extended-release tablet is usually taken twice a day with meals. Carbamazepine works as an anti-convulsant for partial and grand mal seizures by reducing or blocking certain responses in the brain. It is also used to treat schizophrenia and trigeminal neuralgia. Common side effects include drowsiness, motor-coordination impairment and upset stomach. Carbamazepine passes into the breast milk, and in some cases the baby may receive enough of it to cause unwanted effects. In animal studies, carbamazepine has affected the growth and appearance of the nursing babies. It is also sometimes used to treat mental illnesses, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, drug and alcohol withdrawal, restless legs syndrome, diabetes insipidus, certain pain syndromes, and a disease in children called chorea.
Side Effects of Carbamazepine
The following side effects of carbamazepine may includes:
Warning and precautions before taking Carbamazepine
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