Carbamazepine is an active ingredient used in medicines that treats seizures. The ingredient also helps to prevent the condition. It belongs to the group of drugs known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptics. It relieves certain types of nerve pain like trigeminal neuralgia.
Class of Drugs– An anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug
Molecular Formula – C15H12N2O
Molecular Weight – 236.27 g/mol
Working: This given active component works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain. It restores the normal balance of nerve activity. It exerts its anticonvulsant activity that reduces the polysynaptic response and blocks post-tetanic potentiation.
Uses: The drug is used to treat Epilepsy. It treats partial seizures with complex symptomatology. People with seizures show greater improvement than those with other types. Carbamazepine is also indicated in the treatment of the pain associated with true trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. The ingredient is not a simple analgesic. So, this should not be advised for the relief of trivial aches or pains.
Popular Brands and Dosages:
Carbamazepine is an active ingredient used in popular medicinal brands. Available dosages of the brand medicines are as mentioned below:
- Tegretol 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
- Carbatrol 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
- Tegretol XR 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
- Epitol 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
This medicine should be administered with the advised by the doctor. Do not go against it. Skip the missed dose.