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Synonyms: AWD-21360 | D-23129 | ezogabine | Potiga® | Trobalt® | WAY-143841
retigabine is an approved drug (FDA and EMA (2011))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Retigabine is unique among antiepileptic drugs in that it functions by activating selected voltage-gated potassium channels in the brain (i.e. Kv7 family channels)  .
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View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: retigabine
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