Valproate pivoxil

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Valproate pivoxil
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Clinical data
Routes of
administration
Oral
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Identifiers
  • [(2,2-dimethylpropanoyl)oxy]methyl 2-propylpentanoate
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ChemSpider
UNII
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.071.502 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC14H26O4
Molar mass258.358 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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  • InChI=1S/C14H26O4/c1-6-8-11(9-7-2)12(15)17-10-18-13(16)14(3,4)5/h11H,6-10H2,1-5H3 checkY
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Valproate pivoxil (Pivadin, Valproxen) is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy.[1] It is the pivaloyloxymethyl ester derivative of valproic acid.[2] It is likely a prodrug of valproic acid, as pivoxil esters are commonly employed to make prodrugs in medicinal chemistry.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Triggle DJ (1997). Dictionary of pharmacological agents. London: Chapman & Hall. ISBN 0-412-46630-9.
  2. ^ Hall JA, Morton IK (1999). Concise dictionary of pharmacological agents: properties and synonyms. Kluwer Academic. p. 342. ISBN 0-7514-0499-3.