Carbamazepine and cocaine: Risks and side effects of this new drug cocktail

Oct. 18, 2023
In some areas, the anticonvulsant carbamazepine (Tegretol) is being added to cocaine to boost the drug’s euphoric effect. Be aware of the dental implications when administering anesthesia.

Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is an anticonvulsant that is being added to cocaine in some areas. Why is this drug being added to cocaine at all, and what do health-care professionals need to know about the implications? Find out in this episode of Medical History Mysteries with pharmacologist Tom Viola and dentist Pamela Maragliano-Muniz.

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles and subscribe to Through the Loupes.