Carnexiv (Carbamazepine) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Carnexiv is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control partial-onset seizures with complex symptomatology, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and other generalized seizures. Carnexiv is also referred to by its drug name, carbamazepine.

Carnexiv is an anticonvulsant, or in other words, a drug used to prevent and control seizures. Carnexiv is a member of the dibenzazepine class of anticonvulsants. It is believed to work in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals in the brain.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Carnexiv is administered as an intravenous injection (into your vein) every six hours. Carnexiv is indicated as a replacement for oral carbamazepine when oral administration is temporarily not feasible.

Carnexiv comes in the form of a single-use vial.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Carnexiv lists common side effects including dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, double vision, headache, infusion-related reactions, and infusion site pain.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Carnexiv include severe allergic reactions, fetal harm, low blood sodium counts, low blood cell counts, liver damage, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and potentially-fatal skin reactions.

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Carnexiv — RxList

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