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Compound Summary for: CID 41684

nitazoxanide

Also known as: Alinia; 55981-09-4; Colufase; Daxon; Nitazoxamide; Nitazoxanida; Nitazoxanidum; Cryptaz; Heliton
Molecular Formula: C12H9N3O5S   Molecular Weight: 307.28196   InChIKey: YQNQNVDNTFHQSW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Nitazoxanide, also known by the brand name Alinia, is a synthetic nitrothiazolyl-salicylamide derivative and an anti-protozoal agent. It is approved for treatment of infectious diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia in patients 1 year of age and older. Following oral administration it is rapidly hydrolyzed to its active metabolite, tizoxanide, which is 99% protein bound. Peak concentrations are observed 1??4 hours after administration. It is excreted in the urine, bile and feces. Untoward effects include abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. [Wikipedia]   From: DrugBank
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