Posted by rjlockhart04-08 on May 14, 2012, at 22:01:33
In reply to Re: equetro » crazyjoe, posted by Phillipa on May 13, 2012, at 9:47:58
Yea...its just a extended release form of Tegretol. Have never taken tegretol but all I know is that it reduces electrical output and calms the mind, but not like seroquel or zyprexa...it works I think similar to Lamictal but not the same...here's a source from the wikipedia
"The mechanism of action of carbamazepine and its derivatives is relatively well understood. Voltage-gated sodium channels are the molecular pores that allow brain cells (neurons) to generate action potentials, the electrical events that allow neurons to communicate over long distances. After the sodium channels open to start the action potential, they inactivate, in essence closing the channel. Carbamazepine stabilizes the inactivated state of sodium channels, meaning that fewer of these channels are available to subsequently open, making brain cells less excitable (less likely to fire). Carbamazepine has also been shown to potentiate GABA receptors made up of alpha1, beta2, gamma2 subunits"
Yea...but I have to say I don't this is going to have any noticable psycholgical changes exept for mood stablization, its an anticonvulant...not sedating. Good luck to you!
I am not a scholar but I do understand distress.
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