Carbamazepine and Autism

Carbamazepine is a type of anticonvulsant and mood stabilser medication sold under various brand names including Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, and Tegretol.

Carbamazepine is used to to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, episodes of mania, and mixed episodes of mania and depression.

Some people believe that carbamazepine can also be used to reduce some of the core symptoms of autism, such as social and communication difficulties and repetitive, compulsive behaviour.

Please note that carbamazepine can produce significant and hazardous side effects in some people, including life-threatening allergic reactions called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

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25 Oct 2017