Current Research on Antiepileptic Compounds
AbstractEpilepsy affects about 1% of the world’s population. Due to the fact all antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have some undesirable side effects and about 30% of epileptic patients are not seizure-free with the existing AEDs, there is still an urgent need for the development of more effective and safer AEDs. Based on our research work on antiepileptic compounds and other references in recent years, this review covers the reported work on antiepileptic compounds which are classified according to their structures. This review summarized 244 significant anticonvulsant compounds which are classified by functional groups according to the animal model data, although there are some limitations in the data. This review highlights the properties of new compounds endowed with promising antiepileptic properties, which may be proven to be more effective and selective, and possibly free of unwanted side effects. The reviewed compounds represent an interesting possibility to overcome refractory seizures and to reduce the percentage of patients with a poor response to drug therapy. View Full-Text
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Wei, C.-X.; Bian, M.; Gong, G.-H. Current Research on Antiepileptic Compounds. Molecules 2015, 20, 20741-20776.
Wei C-X, Bian M, Gong G-H. Current Research on Antiepileptic Compounds. Molecules. 2015; 20(11):20741-20776.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wei, Cheng-Xi; Bian, Ming; Gong, Guo-Hua. 2015. "Current Research on Antiepileptic Compounds." Molecules 20, no. 11: 20741-20776.