GENERIC NAME: CARBAMAZEPINE EXTENDED RELEASE TABLETS - ORAL (kar-bam-AZZ-eh-peen)
BRAND NAME(S): Tegretol XR
WARNING: This drug has rarely caused a severe decrease in bone marrow function (aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis). Your doctor will monitor your blood counts to minimize the chance of this side effect. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), unusual weakness or fatigue, or easy bleeding/bruising.
USES: Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.
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