Epitol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat trigeminal neuralgia and many types of seizures. Epitol may also be effective at treating glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Epitol is also referred to by its drug name, Carbamazepine. Carbamazepine is also sold under the brand name Tegretol.
Epitol is an anticonvulsant, or drug that controls seizures. Epitol is believed to work on certain types of pain by reducing pain signals sent by damaged nerves.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Epitol should be taken orally two to three times a day.
Epitol comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Epitol lists common side effects including sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and feeling unsteady on your feet.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Epitol include blood disorders, suicidal thoughts, and severe skin reactions.