car·​ba·​maz·​e·​pine | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈma-zə-ˌpēn How to pronounce carbamazepine (audio) \

Definition of carbamazepine

: a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy

Examples of carbamazepine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mood stabilizers—such as lithium, valproic acid, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, and more—help improve both manic and depressive symptoms, and these are considered the front-line treatment for Bipolar I and II. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 For example, lithium can help with symptoms in about a week, but carbamazepine can help treat bipolar disorder symptoms after several weeks. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 The concentrations of carbamazepine detected at the Sellersville and Cincinnati sites are lower than those of other drugs found at other treatment plants in the investigation. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, 11 Dec. 2019 Teva produces a seizure medication called Epitol that contains carbamazepine. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, 11 Dec. 2019 Asians who take the antiseizure drug carbamazepine have a higher risk of a severe, sometimes fatal, reaction. Stephanie Devaney, Scientific American, 23 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'carbamazepine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of carbamazepine

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbamazepine

carbamoyl (a radical of carbamic acid) + -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)

Learn More About carbamazepine

Time Traveler for carbamazepine

Time Traveler

The first known use of carbamazepine was in 1966

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near carbamazepine



carbamic acid

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for carbamazepine

Cite this Entry

“Carbamazepine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for carbamazepine


car·​ba·​maz·​e·​pine | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈmaz-ə-ˌpēn How to pronounce carbamazepine (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbamazepine

: a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy — see tegretol

More from Merriam-Webster on carbamazepine Encyclopedia article about carbamazepine


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!