Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Q: Which anti-seizure medicine could be an adjuvant treatment in Central DI (Diabetes Insipidus)?

Answer: Carbamazepine

Primary treatment for Central DI is desmopressin. Carbamazepine, an anti-convulsive medication, has also shown some postive effect in this type of DI. Though the data is old but it is still a valid option, if required 1. It can also be used in gestational DI.

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1. Wales JK.,  Treatment of diabetes insipidus with carbamazepine. Lancet. 1975 Nov 15;2(7942):948-51.

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