Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An anticonvulsant drug, C15H12N2O, used in the treatment of certain forms of epilepsy and to relieve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia.

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  • n. An anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Etymologies

carbam(oyl) + (benz)azepine, one of its constituents (benz(o)- + az(o)- + ep(oxide) + -ine2).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Topamax & Carbamazepine (anti-seizure medications used to treat depression and bipolar disorder; Topamax is also commonly used to treat migraines) "There are two medicines here that are basically used as mood stabilizers in psychiatry - and that's the Topamax and the carbamazepine, which is also known as Tegretol," said Holland.

    FOXNews.com

  • Medication includes anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine and phenytoin, although pregnant women should not take these medications.

    eHow - Health How To's

  • Scattered cases reports suggest a role for flumazenil in the reversal of ethanol intoxication15,16,17 and in carbamazepine poisoning. 17,18 Scientific investigation has yet to confirm or disprove the value of flumazenil in these situations.

    Flumanazil

  • The child had no seizure history or previous exposure to carbamazepine.

    Carbamazepine

  • Within 26-48 hours of the toxic ingestion, the patient's vital signs stabilized and the plasma level of carbamazepine decreased to 4.4 mcg./ml.

    Carbamazepine

  • Plasma level of carbamazepine upon admission was 29.8 mcg./ml.

    Carbamazepine

  • Tegretol carbamazepine put him in the hospital with an adverse reaction contrary to the long list of possible side effects.

    Knowing Jesse

  • Because this new data suggests a possible association between HLA-B*1502 and phenytoin or fosphenytoin-induced SJS/TEN, and because of the known association between phenytoin and SJS/TEN, healthcare providers should consider avoiding phenytoin and fosphenytoin as alternatives for carbamazepine in patients who test positive for HLA-B*1502.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • From the 07 alert where have they been all this time? for a DIFFERENT drug, carbamazepine:

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • FDA ALERT 12/12/2007: Dangerous or even fatal skin reactions (Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis), that can be caused by carbamazepine therapy, are significantly more common in patients with a particular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) allele, HLA-B*1502.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

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