Why do I need this medicine?
Carbamazepine is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures).
Carbamazepine helps to relieve pain in a painful nerve condition that affects the face called trigeminal neuralgia. It can also help to relieve nerve pain in people with diabetes.
It is also used to treat a mood disturbance called bipolar disorder.
Carbamazepine may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Carbamazepine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Carbamazepine is available as a normal tablet, chewable tablet, extended-release tablet or capsule, and as a suspension (syrup).
Ask your doctor or pharmacist on how to take this medicine as certain preparations and brands may be taken differently.