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Valproate pivoxil

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Valproate pivoxil (Pivadin, Valproxen) is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy. [1]

10 relations: Anticonvulsant, Derivative (chemistry), Epilepsy, Ester, Mouth, Pivaloyloxymethyl, Prodrug, Valnoctamide, Valproate, Valpromide.

Anticonvulsant

Anticonvulsants (also commonly known as antiepileptic drugs or as antiseizure drugs) are a diverse group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures.

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Derivative (chemistry)

In chemistry, a derivative is a compound that is derived from a similar compound by a chemical reaction.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures.

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Ester

In chemistry, an ester is a chemical compound derived from an acid (organic or inorganic) in which at least one –OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an –O–alkyl (alkoxy) group.

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Mouth

In animal anatomy, the mouth, also known as the oral cavity, buccal cavity, or in Latin cavum oris, is the opening through which many animals take in food and issue vocal sounds.

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Pivaloyloxymethyl

Pivaloyloxymethyl (POM, pivoxil, pivoxyl) is a protecting group used in organic synthesis.

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Prodrug

A prodrug is a medication or compound that, after administration, is metabolized (i.e., converted within the body) into a pharmacologically active drug.

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Valnoctamide

Valnoctamide (INN, USAN) has been used in France as a sedative-hypnotic since 1964.

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Valproate

Valproate (VPA), and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms, are medications primarily used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine headaches.

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Valpromide

Valpromide (marketed as Depamide by Sanofi-Aventis) is a carboxamide derivative of valproic acid used in the treatment of epilepsy and some affective disorders.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valproate_pivoxil

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