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IUPAC name: benzo[b][1]benzazepine-11-carboxamide
Synonyms: carbamezepine
Formula: C15H12N2O

 Uses: anticonvulsant



Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
236.2686 298-46-4

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy, grand mal seizures and psychomotor or focal seizures, neurologic pain, as from trigenimal neuralgia, psychiatric disorders including manic-depressive illness and dementia related aggression. Its three-dimensional structure and action is similar to that of phentoin despite being quite dissimilar chemically. It is also similar to the tricyclic antidepressant medications.[1]

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Adverse reactions

Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) may occur in patients with HLA-B*1502 allele who take carbamazepine.[2].

External links

The most up-to-date information about Carbamazepine and other drugs can be found at the following sites.


  1. Drug Bank page for Carbamazepine.
  2. Anonymous. Table of Valid Genomic Biomarkers in the Context of Approved Drug Labels. U.S. Food and Drug Administration