Ademetionine is a naturally occurring amino acid present in virtually all body tissues and fluids. Ademetionine functions primarily as a co-enzyme and donor transfer of the methyl group (transmethylation) is an essential metabolic process in humans and animals. Ademetionine is also a precursor in the formation of physiological sulfurated compounds (cysteine, taurine, glutathione, CoA, etc.) via transsulfuration. It is used for the treatment of intrahepatic cholestasis.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
Ademetionine is the active ingredient of these drugs: