Showing posts with label epilepsy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label epilepsy. Show all posts

Sunday, October 28, 2012

FDA Clears Eisai’s Epilepsy Drug Fycompa

We know that, Fycompa (see structure, perampanel) is a selective, non-competitive AMPA receptor antagonist discovered by the research teams at Eisai laboratories. The development of an AMPA antagonist compound with a favourable pharmacokinetic and safety profile arose after the AMPA receptor was identified as a promising target for drug development. The AMPA receptor is widely present in almost all excitatory neurons. It is believed to play a role in a large number of central nervous system diseases with similar neuropathology.

Monday, September 5, 2011

In continuation of my update on Valproic acid...

New research suggests brain tumor patients who take the seizure drug valproic acid on top of standard treatment may live longer than people who take other kinds of epilepsy medications to control seizures. The research is published in the August 31, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.....

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