metronidazole   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 10914

Synonyms: BAY-5360 | BAYER 5360 | Flagyl® | Metrogel® | ROZEX®
Approved drug PDB Ligand
metronidazole is an approved drug (FDA (1963))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Metronidazole is a synthetic nitroimidazole derivative that exhibits antiprotozoal and antibacterial (against anaerobic bacteria) activities. It also acts as a a radiosensitising agent in tumour cells.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 2
Hydrogen bond donors 1
Rotatable bonds 3
Topological polar surface area 81.19
Molecular weight 171.06
XLogP -0.14
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES OCCn1c(C)ncc1[N+](=O)[O-]
Isomeric SMILES OCCn1c(C)ncc1[N+](=O)[O-]
InChI InChI=1S/C6H9N3O3/c1-5-7-4-6(9(11)12)8(5)2-3-10/h4,10H,2-3H2,1H3
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Metronidazole is approved to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach or intestines, liver, skin, joints, brain, heart, and respiratory tract. Various formulations are available to facilitate administration orally, topically or intravenously. In 2011 the EMA granted orphan designation for metronidazole as a treatment for pouchitis.
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