Albendazole C₁₂H₁₅N₃O₂S

Active ingredient description

Albendazole causes degenerative alterations in the tegument and intestinal cells of the worm by binding to the colchicine-sensitive site of tubulin, thus inhibiting its polymerization or assembly into microtubules.

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
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P02 Anthelmintics → P02C Antinematodal agents → P02CA Benzimidazole derivatives
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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₁₂H₁₅N₃O₂S
Molecular mass: 265.331 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 54965-21-8
DrugBank Drug: DB00518
KEGG Drug: D00134
PubChem Compound: 2082
RxNorm Ingredient: 430
SNOMED-CT Concept: 387558006
Albendazole (substance)
UNII Identifier: F4216019LN


Albendazole is an active ingredient of these brands:

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