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Carbamazepine

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 773 reviews

Course Summary

Carbamazepine is an anti-seizure medication that has other uses than for the treatment of epilepsy. Patients who are treated with carbamazepine are often prescribed other medications in combination depending on the primary symptoms being treated. For this reason, monitoring anticonvulsant medications closely through laboratory testing and by patient observation is a necessary aspect of ongoing clinical care. Carbamazepine is considered effective as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy for symptom control by both neurology and psychiatry medical sections.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Pharmacological Profile

1.         Category

2.         Mechanism of Action

3.         Drug Uses

4.         Dosing: Adult

5.         Dosing: Geriatric

6.         Dosing Adjustment: Hepatic Impairment

7.         Dosing Adjustment: Rental Impairment

8.         Available Forms

9.         Contraindications

10.     US Boxed Warning

11.     Warnings

12.     Adverse Effects

13.     Drug Interactions

14.     Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

15.     Dietary Concerns

III.        Clinical Pearls: Carbamazepine

IV.         Carbamazepine Overdose

1.   Treatment of Overdose

V.            Case Study

1.   Discussion

VI.         Summary

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