Valproate pivoxil

Valproate pivoxil
Clinical data
Routes of
ATC code none
Legal status
Legal status
  • ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number 77372-61-3 N
PubChem (CID) 71160
ChemSpider 64301 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.071.502
Chemical and physical data
Formula C14H26O4
Molar mass 258.35 g/mol
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Valproate pivoxil (Pivadin, Valproxen) is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy.[1] It is the pivaloyloxymethyl ester derivative of valproic acid.[2] It is likely a prodrug of valproic acid, as pivoxil esters are commonly employed to make prodrugs in medicinal chemistry.

See also


  1. David J. Triggle (1997). Dictionary of pharmacological agents. London: Chapman & Hall. ISBN 0-412-46630-9.
  2. Hall, Judith A.; Morton, Ian (1999). Concise dictionary of pharmacological agents: properties and synonyms. Kluwer Academic. p. 342. ISBN 0-7514-0499-3.

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