Active Ingredient History

Beclamide (N-benzyl-B-chloropropionamide) is a drug that possesses anticonvulsant activity. It is no longer used. It has been used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant. Beclamide has been used in the management of both epilepsy and behavioral disorders associated with epilepsy. It was introduced into clinical practice in 1952 under the brand names Hibicon, Lederle and later it was withdrawn. This agent was shown to be effective in grand mal but not absence seizures. Early claims emphasized its safety, and it is not entirely clear why it was withdrawn from therapy for epilepsy. Interest in the drug was rekindled in the 1990s as an adjunct in the treatment of schizophrenia.   NCATS

  • Mol. Mass: 197.661
  • ALogP: 1.93
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Missing data
  • Delivery Methods: Missing data
  • Pro Drug: No
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