Eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA 2-093)

  title={Eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA 2-093)},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Felipe Paes de Almeida and Patr{\'i}cio Soares-da-Silva},
Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) [(S)-(−)-10-acetoxy-10, 11-dihydro-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide], formerly known as BIA 2-093, is a novel central nervous system (CNS)-active compound with anticonvulsant activity. It behaves as a voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) blocker and is currently under clinical development for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. ESL shares with carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine the dibenzazepine nucleus bearing the 5-carboxamide substitute, but is… CONTINUE READING
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