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

n etosuximida
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On the other hand, PTZ-induced seizures can be prevented by 2 other groups of drugs: (1) [GABA.sub.A] agonists including benzodiazepines and phenobarbital and (2) drugs that reduce T-type [Ca.sup.2+]currents such as ethosuximide. (19)
Katie's epilepsy is managed by the medicine ethosuximide, which needs to be taken each day to control the condition.
Various antiepileptics have been implicated as causing factors of DILE, including phenytoin, trimethadione, primidone, ethosuximide, clobazam, valproic acid, and carbamazepine (CBZ) (1, 4).
CX-8998 was more effective than the commonly prescribed anti-epileptic drug ethosuximide in reducing absence seizures in Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS), a highly predictive model of absence epilepsy.
Valproate is known to act by multiple mechanisms: Prolongation of [Na.sup.+] channel inactivationlike phenytoin, attenuation of T-type [Ca.sup.++]currents like ethosuximide, and by augmenting GABA transmission.
Bennett, "Ethosuximide reverses paclitaxel- and vincristine-induced painful peripheral neuropathy," Pain, vol.
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).
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.