Horizant Approved for Restless Legs Syndrome
HORIZANT (gabapentin enacarbil) 600mg extended-release tablets by GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort
Horizant is a prodrug of gabapentin, which binds to a specific type of calcium channel but does not exhibit affinity for other common receptors. The exact mechanism of action of Horizant in treating moderate-to-severe primary RLS is unknown. Horizant is not interchangeable with other gabapentin products because of differing pharmacokinetic profiles.
Horizant is expected to be available July 1, 2011 in a 600mg dosage strength.
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