Valproate pivoxil

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Valproate pivoxil
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Clinical data
Routes of
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ECHA InfoCard 100.071.502
Chemical and physical data
Formula C14H26O4
Molar mass 258.35 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
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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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  1. ^ David J. Triggle (1997). Dictionary of pharmacological agents. London: Chapman & Hall. ISBN 0-412-46630-9. 
  2. ^ Hall, Judith A.; Morton, Ian (1999). Concise dictionary of pharmacological agents: properties and synonyms. Kluwer Academic. p. 342. ISBN 0-7514-0499-3.