- An anticonvulsant; also useful in alleviating the pain of trigeminal neuralgia and other neurogenic pain syndromes.
* * *car·ba·maz·e·pine .kär-bə-'maz-ə-.pēn n a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy see TEGRETOL
* * *n.an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and to relieve the pain of trigeminal neuralgia. Common side-effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and muscular incoordination; abnormalities of liver and bone marrow may occur with long-term treatment. Trade name: Tegretol.
* * *car·ba·maz·e·pine (kahr″bə-mazґə-pēn) [USP] an anticonvulsant and antineuralgic, used in the treatment of pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia and in epilepsy manifested by tonic-clonic and partial seizures, administered orally.
Medical dictionary. 2011.