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What are carbamazepine extended-release capsules?

Carbamazepine, a prescription medication, is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat nerve pain and epilepsy. It treats the following types of epileptic seizures: partial seizures, grand mal, petit mal, and mixed seizure patterns. Known by the brand name Carbatrol, it is used to treat the pain associated with trigeminal (facial nerve) neuralgia. As an extended-release capsule, carbamazepine is available in 100 mg, 200 mg, or 300 mg strengths. Dosage depends on a number of factors, including age and condition.

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