Ethosuximide

Ethosuximide is a succinimide anticonvulsant, used mainly in absence seizures.

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Absence Seizure - Treatment
... Treatment of patients with absence seizures only is mainly with sodium valproate or ethosuximide, which are of equal efficacy controlling absences in around 75% of patients ... clinical trial, to compare the efficacy, tolerability, and neuropsychological effects of ethosuximide, valproic acid, and lamotrigine in children with newly diagnosed childhood absence epilepsy. 453 children who were randomly assigned to treatment with ethosuximide (156), lamotrigine (149), or valproic acid (148) were similar with respect to their demographic characteristics ...
Ethosuximide - Chemistry
... Ethosuximide, 3-ethyl-3-methypyrrolidine-2,5-dione is synthesized from methylethylketone and cyanoacetic ester, which undergo a Knoevenagel condensation ... this product with ammonia gives the diammonium salt, and heterocyclization into ethosuximide takes place during subsequent heating ...