XEN1101 seems protected and efficient for the remedy of focal-onset seizures (FOSs), in accordance with outcomes of a phase 2b study printed on-line Oct. 9 in JAMA Neurology.
Jacqueline A. French, M.D., from the New York College Complete Epilepsy Middle in New York Metropolis, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy and security of XEN1101, a novel small-molecule selective Kv7.2/Kv7.3 potassium channel opener, for the remedy of FOS. The evaluation included 285 sufferers who have been randomly assigned (2:1:1:2) to obtain XEN1101 25, 20, or 10 mg, or placebo with meals as soon as day by day for eight weeks.
The researchers reported that remedy with XEN1101 was related to seizure discount in a strong dose-response method. From baseline, the median% discount in month-to-month FOS frequency was 52.8% for 25 mg, 46.4% for 20 mg, and 33.2% for 10 mg. Therapy-emergent hostile occasions have been just like these of generally prescribed antiseizure medicines.
“The outcomes of this examine assist the additional scientific growth of XEN1101 for the remedy of FOSs,” the authors write. “The findings of this examine counsel that XEN1101 has the potential to handle the unmet want for a remedy with a novel mechanism of motion for sufferers.”
Jacqueline A. French et al, Efficacy and Security of XEN1101, a Novel Potassium Channel Opener, in Adults With Focal Epilepsy, JAMA Neurology (2023). DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.3542
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