Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Feb 06, 2023

Drug Details

Generic Name:


Common Brands:

Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril, Equetro


Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:



Tablet, chewable tablet, extended-release tablet, extended-release capsule, and oral suspension


By mouth

Therapeutic Uses:

  • To control seizures, including partial seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and mixed seizures in people with epilepsy. However, this medicine does not appear to control absence seizures.
  • To treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain).
  • To treat acute manic and mixed episodes in people with bipolar disorder type 1 (carbamazepine extended-release capsules. Equetro brand).

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

Carbamazepine Drug Class

Carbamazepine (car-bah-maz-eh-peen) belongs to a group of medications called antiepileptics or anticonvulsants.

Carbamazepine Age Range

Carbamazepine is approved for use in adults and children.