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APTIOM®
(eslicarbazepine acetate) Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The chemical name of APTIOM (eslicarbazepine acetate) is (S)-10-Acetoxy-10,11-dihydro-5Hdibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide. APTIOM is a dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide derivative. Its molecular formula is C17H16N2O3 and its molecular weight is 296.32. The chemical structure is:

APTIOM® (eslicarbazepine acetate) Structural Formula Illustration

APTIOM is a white to off-white, odorless crystalline solid. It is insoluble in hexane, very slightly soluble in aqueous solvents and soluble in organic solvents such as acetone, acetonitrile, and methanol.

Each APTIOM tablet contains 200 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg or 800 mg of eslicarbazepine acetate and the following inactive ingredients: povidone, croscarmellose sodium, and magnesium stearate.

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/13/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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