Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an add-on drug to help treat adults with partial epileptic seizures.

13 11 2013

New Drug Approvals

Eslicarbazepine acetate, 236395-14-5 cas no

(S)-10-Acetoxy- 10,11-dihydro- 5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine- 5-carboxamide
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. A US-based subsidiary of Japanese drugmaker Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Aptiom® (eslicarbazepine acetate) as Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures
MONDAY Nov. 11, 2013 — Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an add-on drug to help treat adults with partial epileptic seizures.

Epilepsy, caused by abnormal activity in the brain’s nerve cells, is diagnosed in some 200,000 people annually in the United States, the agency said in a news release. So-called “partial” seizures are the most common type of seizure among people with epilepsy, triggering possible symptoms including repetitive movement of limbs, unusual behavior and convulsions.http://www.drugs.com/news/aptiom-approved-seizures-48845.html

The FDA has determined that APTIOM will not be classified as a controlled substance. Sunovion expects APTIOM to be available in U.S. pharmacies in the second quarter (April –…

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