Pharmacopsychiatry 1995; 28(6): 235-244
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-979609

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Carbamazepine Clinical Pharmacology: A Review

F. Albani, R. Riva, A. Baruzzi
  • Laboratory of Neuropharmacology, Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
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23 April 2007 (online)


The tricyclic anticonvulsant carbamazepine is being increasingly used to treat a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. We review the literature on the drug in neurology, psychiatry, and pharmacology, in order to provide the clinical psychiatrist with a comprehensive reference on carbamazepine pharmacokinetics, toxicity, and drug interactions. We also present an overview of the psychiatric disorders in which carbamazepine has been found, or suggested, to be efficacious.