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How does carbamazepine treat trigeminal neuralgia?

Carbamazepine keeps the nerves from communicating the information that causes pain in the facial condition trigeminal neuralgia. It also depresses the reflexes that would otherwise make facial muscles contract and cause pain. Carbamazepine's mechanism is not entirely understood, but the medication has shown to reduce pain associated with convulsions and tics.

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