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Catalog No.S1693 Synonyms: NSC 169864

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Carbamazepine  Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 236.27

Carbamazepine (Carbatrol) is a sodium channel blocker with IC50 of 131 μM in rat brain synaptosomes.

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Description Carbamazepine (Carbatrol) is a sodium channel blocker with IC50 of 131 μM in rat brain synaptosomes.
Features Frequently prescribed first-line drug for the treatment of partial and generalized tonic-clonic epileptic seizures.
Sodium channel [1]
131 μM
In vitro

Carbamazepine inhibits the binding of [3H]batrachotoxinin A 20-α-benzoate (BTX-B) to a receptor site of voltage-sensitive sodium channel with IC50 of 131 μM, to decrease the activation of sodium channel ion flux in rat brain synaptosomes. Carbamazepine reduces receptor affinity due to an increased rate of ligand dissociation from the receptor-ligand complex, without altering maximal binding capacity from the scatchard analysis of BTX-B binding to synaptosome, suggesting an indirect allosteric mechanism for anticonvulsant inhibition of BTX-B binding. Carbamazepine does not alter basal 125I-labeled scorpion toxin binding to synaptosomes in the absence of batrachotoxin, but when batrachotoxin (1.25 μM) added, Carbamazepine inhibits the batrachotoxin-dependent increase in scorpion toxin binding in a concentration-dependent manner with IC50 of 260 μM mediated at the alkaloid toxin binding site, none of which affects [3H]saxitoxin binding. [1]

In vivo Carbamazepine at 25 mg/kg significantly increases extracellular levels of striatal and hippocampal dopamine (DA), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in a dose dependent manner, while Carbamazepine at 50 mg/kg significantly decreases total levels of striatal DA and DOPA as well as hippocampal HVA, but has no effect on total levels of striatal DOPAC and HVA nor on hippocampal DA, DOPA and DOPAC. [2] Intraperitoneal administration of Carbamazepine (~100 mg/kg)to rats produces significant increases in the cerebral cortical concentrations of neuroactive steroids and neuroactive steroids in plasma in a dose and time dependent maner with DHEA formed as a result of side chain cleavage of pregnenolone not affected. [3]


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  • Animal Models: Male Wistar rats
  • Dosages: ~100 mg/kg
  • Administration: Injected intraperitoneally (i.p.)
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Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 47 mg/mL (198.92 mM)
Ethanol 18 mg/mL (76.18 mM)
Water Insoluble
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5 mg/mL

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 236.27


CAS No. 298-46-4
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms NSC 169864
Smiles NC(=O)N1C2=C(C=CC=C2)C=CC3=C1C=CC=C3

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT02214615 Completed Drug: Carbamazepine|Drug: Placebo Erythromelalgia VA Connecticut Healthcare System April 2014 Phase 4
NCT01635829 Completed Drug: Telaprevir|Drug: Phenytoin|Drug: Carbamazepine Healthy Participants Janssen Infectious Diseases BVBA May 2012 Phase 1

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