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New epilepsy drug launched

New epilepsy drug launched

Added: 17 September 2012, 13:51

Eisai have just launched their new epilepsy drug Perampanel, also known as Fycompa.  Clinical trials have shown that it can be effective in the treatment of partial onset seizures, in particular with secondary generalisations.

Perampanel works differently to any other licenced epilepsy drugs.  The drug targets AMPA receptors in the brain which play an important part in how seizures start and spread across the brain.  For more information on this drug, please check out Eisai's press release.