2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.
A skeletal model of the chemical structure of aspirin
Tegretol 200-mg CR (made in NZ)
A skeletal model of the chemical structure of albendazole
Metabolism. Top: carbamazepine • middle: carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide, the active metabolite • bottom: carbamazepine-10,11-diol, an inactive metabolite, which is then glucuronidized
Pure crystals of ethambutol
Two capsules of atazanavir
Bag containing one unit of fresh frozen plasma
A vial of oral cholera vaccine

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

- Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine

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2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

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Lamotrigine, 150 mg tablet.

Lamotrigine

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Medication used to treat epilepsy and stabilize mood in bipolar disorder.

Medication used to treat epilepsy and stabilize mood in bipolar disorder.

Lamotrigine, 150 mg tablet.
Lamictal 200 mg tablets

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

While the anticonvulsants carbamazepine and valproate are predominantly antimanics, lamotrigine has demonstrated efficacy only in preventing or reducing the risk of recurrent depressive episodes of bipolar disorder.

The mechanism of action of phenytoin sodium. Sodium channels are: 1) Closed 2) Open 3) Inactive (phenytoin effect)

Phenytoin

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Anti-seizure medication.

Anti-seizure medication.

The mechanism of action of phenytoin sodium. Sodium channels are: 1) Closed 2) Open 3) Inactive (phenytoin effect)

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

Trigeminal neuralgia: Second choice drug to carbamazepine.

500mg tablets of Depakote extended-release

Valproate

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Valproate (VPA) and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms are medications primarily used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder and prevent migraine headaches.

Valproate (VPA) and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms are medications primarily used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder and prevent migraine headaches.

500mg tablets of Depakote extended-release
Some metabolites of valproic acid. Glucuronidation and β-oxidation are the main metabolic pathways; ω-oxidation metabolites are considered hepatotoxic. Details see text.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines and is available as a generic medication.

It should not be given in conjunction with other antiepileptics due to the potential for reduced clearance of other antiepileptics (including carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenytoin and phenobarbitone) and itself.

Phenobarbital

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Medication of the barbiturate type.

Medication of the barbiturate type.

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It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

Phenobarbital may provide a clinical advantage over carbamazepine for treating partial onset seizures.

A bottle of lithium medicine containing 300 mg capsules of lithium carbonate.

Lithium (medication)

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Certain lithium compounds, also known as lithium salts, are used as psychiatric medication, primarily for bipolar disorder and for major depressive disorder that does not improve following the use of antidepressants.

Certain lithium compounds, also known as lithium salts, are used as psychiatric medication, primarily for bipolar disorder and for major depressive disorder that does not improve following the use of antidepressants.

A bottle of lithium medicine containing 300 mg capsules of lithium carbonate.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, and is available as a generic medication.

Valproic acid and carbamazepine also tend to be associated with teratogenicity.