Acenocoumarol

Active ingredient description

Acenocoumarol is a derivative of coumarin used as anticoagulant because acts as an antagonist of vitamin K. Vitamin K antagonists produce their anticoagulant effect by inhibition of the vitamin K-epoxide-reductase with a subsequent reduction of the gammacarboxylation of certain glutamic acid molecules which are located at several sites near the terminal end both of coagulation factors II (prothrombin), VII, IX, and X and of protein C or its cofactor protein S.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Acenocoumarol
B Blood and blood forming organs → B01 Antithrombotic agents → B01A Antithrombotic agents → B01AA Vitamin K antagonists
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Medicines

Acenocoumarol is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

France

United Kingdom

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Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

I6WP63U32H - ACENOCOUMAROL

CAS registry number

152-72-7 - acenocoumarol

SNOMED-CT

387457003 - Acenocoumarol (substance)