carbamazepine


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carbamazepine

[‚kär·bə′maz·ə‚pēn]
(pharmacology)
C15H12N2O An anticonvulsant that is used in the treatment of epilepsy, and is also useful in the treatment of periods of mania associated with bipolar depression.
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Eslicarbazepine and the enhancement of slow inactivation of voltage-gated sodium channels: a comparison with carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine and lacosamide.
At the time of his admission, he was on carbamazepine 800 mg/day.
Blood dyscrasias with carbamazepine and valproate: a pharmacoepidemiological study of 2,228 patients at risk.
Except for the lowest dose of carbamazepine, all increases in risk associated with the drugs were statistically significant when compared to low-dose lamotrigine.
Both reports suggest that genetic screening for these alleles before prescribing carbamazepine is now warranted, the investigators said.
6 times more likely in babies born to women who had taken carbamazepine.
Carbamazepine works like a quick-reset button, closing the channel and allowing the cell to fire messages quickly.
The FDA has announced that the manufacturers of drugs containing the active ingredient carbamazepine have agreed to add to the drugs' labeling a recommendation that, before starting therapy with the drugs, patients with Asian ancestry get a genetic blood test that can identify a significantly increased risk of developing a rare, but serious, skin reaction.
The mother was epileptic and did not have any maternal history of interest except for one seizure and carbamazepine usage during pregnancy.
To the Editor: Numerous studies over the past 25 years have demonstrated the efficacy of carbamazepine in bipolar illness.
Carbamazepine, barbiturates, anti-convulsants and sulfa antibiotics.