WHAT IS CARBAMAZEPINE TEST?

WHAT IS CARBAMAZEPINE TEST?

Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an anticonvulsant, anticholinergic sedative, antidepressant, and muscle relaxant that is used alone or with other anticonvulsants to treat seizures. This drug is metabolised in the liver, with a half-life of 10-30 hours in adults and 8-19 hours in children. Steady-state levels occur in 2-6 days. This drug is affected by circadian rhythm and therefore, should be ingested at a consistent time of day. CBZ crosses the placenta and appears in breast milk. For rapid detection, the fluorescence polarisation assay method can be used. 

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