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How does ethosuximide work?

Ethosuximide is an anticonvulsant that is used to prevent or reduce a type of seizure known as absence, or petit mal, seizure. These brief seizures seem to occur due to a temporary breakdown in signaling between brain cells. Ethosuximide helps to maintain normal signaling between brain cells.

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