About carbamazepine

About carbamazepine

Carbamazepine is used to prevent fits in some forms of epilepsy. It is also used to treat a painful condition of the face called trigeminal neuralgia and to help control serious mood disorders when some other medicines don't work. It is taken by mouth as a tablet or liquid.

Carbamazepine is sometimes used to manage aggression and agitation in people with dementia, but this use is off‑label.