Drug Class: Antiepileptics
Treats: Epilepsy, Trigeminal neuralgia, Bipolar disorder
Carbamazepin is an iminostilbene derivative with a tricyclic structure which is readily incorporated after administration due to its lithologic nature. Carbamazepine is a very important medication used in a primary health system as approved by world Health Organization. Carbamazepine is a mood-stabilizing and anticonvulsant drug used to treat bipolar disorders and epilepsy. Carbamazepine works by decreasing nerve impulse that causes seizures and pain in the body. This effect originates from the central nerve system.
Carbamazepine is in a group of drugs known as anticonvulsants. As an anticonvulsant, its primary work is to decrease pain. Additionally, Carbamazepine is used to reduce nerve impulses before they develop into seizures that are considered tragic. Carbamazepine has also been associated with the treatment of other pain-related disorders such as bipolar disorder, diabetic neuropathy, and trigeminal neuralgia.
Like other anticonvulsants, Carbamazepine works in the nerves by reducing pain. When given to the patient, it triggers nerve impulses that send pain signals to the brain, leaving the patient relaxed, without much pain or no pain at all.
It is important to note that patients with a history of antidepressant allergies should not take this medication. This is also the case with anyone suffering from bone marrow suppression.