Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant forming part of the class of drugs known as sodium channel blockers. It calms overstimulated nerves in the brain by influencing the transmission of information via the nerves.
Carbamazepine is prescribed to treat epilepsy, manic depression, neuralgia, diabetes insipidus and alcohol withdrawal. The risk of side effects resulting from a treatment with carbamazepine varies from one individual to another.
Carbamazepine and the benefit of DNA analysis
The risk of side effects resulting from a treatment with carbamazepine varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of carbamazepine can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Carbamazepen, Carbamazepin, Carbamazepina, Carbamazépine, Carbamazepinum, Carbatrol, CBZ, Actebral, Anleptic, Biston, Carbamat, Neurotop, Tegretol, TEGretol Chewtabs, TEGretol-CR, TEGretol-XR, Teril, Timonil, Versitol, Versizur