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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Prior to his tenure at Erimos, Dr Frazer served as the Vice President, Clinical Research at Shire Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for clinical drug development of key programs that included Adderall XR, Equetro and Fosrenol.
Clinical trials of the prescription medicine Equetro (carbamazepine extended-release capsules) demonstrate a low incidence of clinically significant weight gain, an adverse effect of some bipolar medications.
Shire Pharmaceuticals advanced 4 1 /2p to 527 1 /2p after saying that US regulators had backed its Equetro treatment for manic depression to be added to prescription lists.
Shire Pharmaceuticals yesterday said that US regulators had backed its Equetro treatment for manic depression to be added to prescription lists.
Information for healthcare professionals: dangerous or even fatal skin reactions--carbamazepine (marketed as Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol, and genetics).
The AEDs in the meta-analysis were carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro), dival-proex sodium (Depakote, Depakote ER), fel-bamate (Felbatol), gabapentin (Neurontin), lamotrigine (Lamictal), levetiracetam (Keppra), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), pregabalin (Lyrica), tiagabine (Gabitril), topira-mate (Topamax), and zon-isamide (Zonegran).
Carbamazepine is sold as Carbatrol (Shire Pharmaceuticals), Equetro (Validus Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and Tegretol (Novartis).