Carbamazepine for Epilepsy
Why It Is Used
Carbamazepine is the medicine of choice for children who have Reference partial seizures Opens New Window and one of the drugs of choice for treating adults who have partial seizures. It may also be used to control Reference generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
People who have absence seizures or myoclonic seizures probably should not use carbamazepine. It does not prevent these types of seizures and can even make them worse.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 26, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology