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    New adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizures

    Eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc) was approved by the FDA on November 8, 2013 as an adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults. A pro-drug, after oral administration, eslicarbazepine acetate is extensively metabolized via first pass metabolism to the major active metabolite, eslicarbazepine. Eslicarbazepine is a voltage-gated sodium channel inhibitor. 

    Kathryn Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS
    Kathryn Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS, is assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, ...


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