Imepitoin

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Imepitoin
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Clinical data
Trade names Pexion
Synonyms AWD 131-138; ELB-138
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Oral
ATCvet code
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C13H14ClN3O2
Molar mass 279.724 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Imepitoin (INN), sold under the brand name Pexion, is an anticonvulsant which is used in veterinary medicine in Europe to treat epilepsy in dogs.[1][2][3][4] It is not approved in the United States.[2][3][4] The drug also has anxiolytic effects.[1][2] It was originally developed to treat epilepsy in humans, but clinical trials were terminated upon findings of unfavorable metabolic differences in smokers and non-smokers.[1][2]

Imepitoin acts as a low-affinity (4,350–5,140 nM; relative to Ki = 6.8 nM for diazepam and Ki = 1.7 nM for clonazepam) partial agonist of the benzodiazepine site of the GABAA receptor (up to 12–21% of the maximal potentiation of diazepam, a full agonist of this site).[1] It is the first partial agonist to be approved for the treatment of epilepsy.[1] The drug also dose-dependently blocks voltage-gated calcium channels.[3] It is not a benzodiazepine; instead, it is an imidazolone, and bears some structural similarities to hydantoin anticonvulsants like ethotoin and phenytoin.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Rundfeldt C, Löscher W (2014). "The pharmacology of imepitoin: the first partial benzodiazepine receptor agonist developed for the treatment of epilepsy". CNS Drugs. 28 (1): 29–43. doi:10.1007/s40263-013-0129-z. PMID 24357084. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sean Sanders (29 April 2015). Seizures in Dogs and Cats. Wiley. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-1-118-68970-7. 
  3. ^ a b c Curtis W. Dewey; Ronaldo C. da Costa (8 September 2015). Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology. Wiley. pp. 806–. ISBN 978-1-119-06204-2. 
  4. ^ a b https://www.drugs.com/international/imepitoin.html