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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].

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