Carbamazepine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugCarbamazepine is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Carbamazepine is used for
1. Paral seizures with or without secondary
2. Trigeminal neuralgia
3. Bipolar disorder.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Contraindications1. Atrioventricular conduction abnormalities
2. History of bone-marrow depression
3. Porphyria.
Precautions 1. Hepatic impairment
2. Renal impairment
3. Cardiac disease
4. Skin reactions
5. History of blood disorders
6. Glaucoma
7. Lactation
Adverse Effects 1. Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, ataxia,
blurred vision, diplopia
2. Gastrointestinal intolerance including nausea and vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain, dry mouth, diarrhoea or constipation
3. Commonly, mild transient generalized erythematous rash
4. Leukopenia and other blood disorders (including
5. Toxic epidermal necrolysis
6. Disturbances of bone metabolism with osteomalacia also reported
7. Confusion and agitation in the elderly.
Pregnancy Category D

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