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Essential medicine status
ATC codes: N03AF01
EMLc
Indication
Epilepsy or seizures ICD11 code: 8A6Z
INN
Carbamazepine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Liquid: 100 mg per 5 mL
Oral > Solid: 200 mg (scored) ; 100 mg (scored) ; 100 mg (chewable) ; 200 mg (chewable)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 946)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of carbamazepine on the EMLc for treatment of epilepsy in children.