ethosuximide


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Noun1.ethosuximide - an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
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ethosuximide

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Many antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including carbamazepine, ethosuximide, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate, and valproate, are potentially teratogenic.
In terms of treatment and therapeutic interventions, one of the most prominent forms of treatment consists of administering of drugs such as Ethosuximide (ESM), and Valproate (VAP).
Older/conventional drugs such as PHT, CBZ, valproic acid, and ethosuximide are commonly used as first-line drugs.
For absence seizure, ethosuximide and valproic acid are considered first choices.
AEDs included Carbamazepine, Ethosuximide, Felbamate, Gabapentin, Lacosamide, Lamotrigine, Levetiracetam, Oxcarbazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Pregabalin, Primidone, Tiagabine, Topiramate, Valproate, Vigabatrin, and Zonisamide.
Ethosuximide, indicated specifically for absence seizures, again was hardly used in these patients, probably because absence seizure was not diagnosed in any of the patients.
Evaluation of gabapentin and ethosuximide for treatment of acute nonconvulsive seizures following ischemic brain injury in rats.
Ethosuximide and valproate are the only antiepileptic drugs with proven efficacy.
Pharmacotherapy of epilepsy includes phenytoin, carbamazepine, valproate, ethosuximide, phenobarbital, benzodiazepines, vigabatrin, and gabapentin; however their use is restricted based on certain severe adverse effects such as hypersensitivity, sedation, megaloblastic anaemia, and teratogenic effect [5].
The AEDs in this category are: levetiracetam, lacosamide, tiagabine, gabapentin, pregabalin, ethosuximide, vigabatrin.