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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

carbamazepine 
A tricyclic compound chemically related to tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) with anticonvulsant and analgesic properties. Carbamazepine exerts its anticonvulsant activity by reducing polysynaptic responses and blocking post-tetanic potentiation. Its analgesic activity is not understood; however, carbamazepine is commonly used to treat pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names:Epitol
Tegretol
Chemical structure:5H-Dibenz(b,f)azepine-5-carboxamide