Also Known As: Ethosuximide, Zarontin

Ethosuximide is a succinimide anticonvulsant, used mainly in absence seizures.



It is approved for absence seizures.[2] Ethosuximide is considered the first choice drug for treating absence seizures in part because it lacks the idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity of the alternative anti-absence drug, valproic acid.[3]


It was reported to have been used for intermittent explosive disorder in 1980 by Drs Andrulonis, Donnelly, Glueck, Stroebel, and Szabek.[4]

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