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European journal of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics

The metabolism of ethosuximide.


PMID 8020533

Abstract

The metabolism of the antiepileptic drug ethosuximide (3-ethyl-3-methylpyrollidine-2,5-dione) (I) in animals and humans is reviewed. Chiral aspects of the metabolism of ethosuximide are discussed. Clarification of the precise nature of the hydroxymetabolites of ethosuximide is presented.