Tegretol is an anticonvulsant drug and specific analgesic falling in the anti-epileptic class of drugs. Tegretol has widely been used by doctors to treat seizures (partial, tonic-clonic, mixed) and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Tegretol works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain to patients.
Tegretol is used alone or with other drugs to control certain types of seizures in patients diagnosed with epilepsy. Tegretol is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a condition that is characterized by nerve pain. Tegretol may be used to treat certain mental conditions such as bipolar disorder, a disease that causes episodes of depression and mania.
Tegretol belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain. Tegretol also normalizes the balance of nerve activity.
Using Tegretol may lead a reduction of blood cells produced by the body. To avoid complications, be sure to tell your doctor if you have ever had a low blood cells count before using Tegretol.