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Ethosuximide: Liver enzyme induction and D-glucaric acid excretion.
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PMID:  22454956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
1 A study has been carried out to determine if ethosuximide induces liver enzymes.2 Ethosuximide did not affect the urinary excretion of D-glucaric acid by healthy adult subjects nor was the mean daily D-glucaric acid excretion of three epileptic children on long term ethosuximide therapy different from that of three matched controls.3 Ethosuximide (10 mg/kg or 50 mg/kg daily) did not influence D-glucaric acid excretion or liver microsomal protein and cytochrome P450 contents of guinea pigs but at a dose of 100 mg/kg daily in rats it increased liver microsomal protein and cytochrome P450 without altering D-glucaric acid excretion.4 These results suggest that at anticonvulsant doses ethosuximide is unlikely to induce liver enzymes. The precise relationship between D-glucaric acid excretion and liver enzyme induction remains in doubt.
J C Gilbert; A K Scott; D B Galloway; J C Petrie
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0306-5251     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  1974 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7503323     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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