a mood stabilizing and anticonvulsant drug. Anticonvulsant
drugs can be prescribed during prostate cancer chemotherapy
to combat the effects of neuropathic pain. Chemotherapy
can cause neuropathic pain which is not easily treated
with even the strongest pain killers. Carbamazepine
has shown effectiveness in decreasing neuropathic pain
in prostate cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.
No one knows, however, exactly how carbamazepine decreases