Active Ingredient History

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Hemin (trade name Panhematin) is a protoporphyrin IX containing a ferric iron ion (heme B) with a chloride ligand, which is is indicated for the amelioration of recurrent attacks of acute intermittent porphyria temporally related to the menstrual cycle in susceptible women. Manifestations such as pain, hypertension, tachycardia, abnormal mental status and mild to progressive neurologic signs may be controlled in selected patients with this disorder. the therapy for the acute porphyrias is not curative. Heme acts to limit the hepatic and/or marrow synthesis of porphyrin. This action is likely due to the inhibition of δ-aminolevulinic acid synthetase, the enzyme which limits the rate of the porphyrin/heme biosynthetic pathway. The exact mechanism by which hematin produces symptomatic improvement in patients with acute episodes of the hepatic porphyrias has not been elucidated.   NCATS

  • SMILES: [Cl-].[Fe+3].Cc1c(CCC(O)=O)c2cc3[n-]c(cc4nc(cc5[n-]c(cc1n2)c(C=C)c5C)c(C=C)c4C)c(C)c3CCC(O)=O
  • Mol. Mass: 651.94
  • ALogP: Missing data
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
More Chemistry
chloro(protoporphyrinato)iron(iii) | hämin | hemin | hémine | hemin for injection | panhematin | protohemin


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