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I got this off of another medical website. Hope it helps.

Carbamazepine Examples : (Carbatrol, Tegretol, Tegretol-XR)

Tegretol requires 2 to 4 doses each day. It comes in liquid, tablet, and chewable tablet forms.

Carbatrol and Tegretol-XR are new extended-release forms of carbamazepine. They require two doses each day.Carbamazepine prevents seizures by calming the electrical activity in the brain.

Carbamazepine is the medication of choice for children who have partial seizures and one of the drugs of choice for treating adults who have partial seizures. It may also be used to control 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.

Carbamazepine is effective in preventing all three types of partial seizures.

Carbamazepine may not interfere with your ability to think clearly (cognitive impairment) as much as some other drugs used to treat epilepsy, such as phenytoin.