What is Carbamazepine?
The salt Carbamazepine is used for the treatment of Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Serious Manic Depression and other conditions.Detailed information related to Carbamazepine uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Carbamazepine is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Serious Manic Depression
Carbamazepine Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Carbamazepine improves the patient condition by performing the following functions:
- Stabilizing the electrical activity of brain thus curing pain and depression.
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur in medicines that contain Carbamazepine. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Sore Throat
- Liver Disorders
- Changes In The Number Of White Blood Cells
- Low Blood Sodium
- Blurred Vision
Carbamazepine Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Consult your doctor in case of severe cardiovascular diseases, hepatic or renal impairment
- Do not breastfeed while using this medicine
- Do not perform activities that require alertness
- Monitor blood counts and liver function tests