guanabenz   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 5443

Abbreviated name: GBZ
Synonyms: NSC 68982 | Wy 8678 | Wytensin®
Approved drug
guanabenz is an approved drug (FDA (1982))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Guanabenz is an antihypertensive drug.
Marketed formulations may contain guanabenz acetate (PubChem CID 5702062). This entry shows the E isomer, as represented in the INN record for guanabenz.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 4
Hydrogen bond donors 2
Rotatable bonds 2
Topological polar surface area 76.76
Molecular weight 230.01
XLogP 3.21
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES NC(=N/N=C\c1c(Cl)cccc1Cl)N
Isomeric SMILES NC(=N/N=C\c1c(Cl)cccc1Cl)N
InChI InChI=1S/C8H8Cl2N4/c9-6-2-1-3-7(10)5(6)4-13-14-8(11)12/h1-4H,(H4,11,12,14)/b13-4-
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Guanabenz is used to treat hypertension.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Guanabenz is an α2-adrenoceptor agonist. Guanabenz-induced central α-adrenergic stimulation results in reduced sympathetic outflow to the heart, kidneys, and peripheral vasculature and to reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and reduced heart beat rate.