- Therapeutic Category : Antiepileptic
- CAS Number : 175481-36-4
- Molecular Formula : C13H18N2O3
- Molecular Weight : 250.29
- Mesh Size : As per Customer Requirement
- Metrochem Development Status : Pipeline
Mechanism of Action:
The precise mechanism by which VIMPAT exerts its antiepileptic effects in humans remains to be fully elucidated. In vitro electrophysiological studies have shown that lacosamide selectively enhances slow inactivation of voltage-gated sodium channels, resulting in stabilization of hyperexcitable neuronal membranes and inhibition of repetitive neuronal firing. Lacosamide binds to collapsin response mediator protein-2 (CRMP-2), a phosphoprotein which is mainly expressed in the nervous system and is involved in neuronal differentiation and control of axonal outgrowth. The role of CRMP-2 binding in seizure control is unknown.
Tablets are indicated for adjunctive therapy in patients ≥17 years. Injection is indicated as short term replacement when oral administration is not feasible in these patients.
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