Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain. Carbamazepine is used to treat seizures and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Carbamazepine is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Carbamazepine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Carbatrol is used in combination of other medicines in the control of seizures in people that are suffering from epilepsy. It is used in the treatment of a condition that causes facial nerve pain that is known as trigeminal neuralgia. This medicine is in a class of medicines that are known as anticonvulsants. It works by having the abnormal electronic activity in the brain reduced.