Y0001400

Vigabatrin

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

Synonym(s):
(±)-γ-Vinyl-GABA, (R,S)-4-Amino-5-hexenoic acid, (±)-Vigabatrin, (±)-4-Aminohexenoic acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H11NO2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
129.16
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

form

neat

manufacturer/tradename

EDQM

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

NC(CCC(O)=O)C=C

InChI

1S/C6H11NO2/c1-2-5(7)3-4-6(8)9/h2,5H,1,3-4,7H2,(H,8,9)

InChI key

PJDFLNIOAUIZSL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... ABAT(18)

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Irreversible GABA transaminase inhibitor. Increases intracellular concentration of GABA in nerve endings; possesses antiepileptic activity.

Packaging

Unit quantity: 10 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.

Caution

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply.

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
L James Willmore et al.
Epilepsia, 50(2), 163-173 (2009-02-21)
Vigabatrin (VGB) is a structural analogue of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) that irreversibly inhibits GABA-transaminase (GABA-T), increasing brain levels of GABA. VGB is under assessment for treatment of infantile spasms (IS) and refractory complex partial seizures (CPS). Response can be rapid...
Eija Gaily
Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 12(3), 275-286 (2012-03-01)
Infantile spasms syndrome (IS) (also known as West syndrome) is an epileptic encephalopathy with a heterogeneous etiology. One of the most common specific causes is tuberous sclerosis, diagnosed in almost 10% of the affected infants. Adrenocorticotropic hormone or steroids have...
Karla Hemming et al.
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 1(1), CD007302-CD007302 (2013-02-27)
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition which affects between 0.5% and 1% of the population. Approximately 30% of people with epilepsy do not respond to treatment with currently available drugs. The majority of these people have partial epilepsy. Vigabatrin is...
Melissa J Maguire et al.
Epilepsia, 51(12), 2423-2431 (2010-11-13)
Vigabatrin is an efficacious antiepileptic drug licensed as add-on therapy in refractory epilepsy and used in infantile spasms. Eight years after licensing, there emerged a strong and possibly causative association with bilateral visual field loss. We report a systematic review...
L Carmant
Acta neurologica Scandinavica. Supplementum, (192)(192), 36-47 (2011-11-09)
Infantile spasms (IS) are a unique and severe form of epilepsy associated with poor neurologic and developmental outcomes. The refractory spasms and abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns associated with the condition are believed to have a progressively detrimental impact. Therefore, rapid...

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