Method of preventing and treating cerebral insufficiency
The invention relates to a method of preventing or treating cerebral insufficiency, which method comprises administering to a human being in need of such treatment, orally or rectally, a prophylactic or a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the general formula I ##STR1## wherein X.sub.1 is hydrogen, halogen having an atomic number up to 35, or is cyano, and X.sub.2 and Y together are an additional bond, or X.sub.1 and X.sub.2 together are the oxo radical and Y is hydrogen, or X.sub.1 is hydroxy and X.sub.2 and Y are hydrogen. Examples of suitable compounds are 10,11-dihyro-10-hydroxy-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide, 10,11-dihydro-10-oxo-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide and, in particular, carbamazepine (5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide).
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