Author(s): Porter RJ, Nohria V, Rundfeldt C
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Abstract Retigabine is a novel antiseizure drug that acts through potassium channels and has activity in a broad range of animal models of epilepsy. It is also effective in several preclinical pain models. The drug has been extensively studied in phase I and II studies, with very promising results. The maximal tolerated dose for most patients is 1,200 mg/day. Adverse effects have been largely CNS-related and mild; most have occurred during the titration periods in the various studies. At present, retigabine is in two pivotal phase III studies.
This article was published in Neurotherapeutics
and referenced in International Journal of Neurorehabilitation