Anethole trithione

Also known as: Anetholtrithion Anetholtrithione

Active ingredient description

Anethole trithione is a bile secretion-stimulating drug that restores salivation and relieves the discomfort of dry mouth in chemotherapy-induced xerostomia. In addition, this agent has exhibited chemopreventive properties. The mechanism of action to these activities have yet to be formally elucidated.

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
Anethole trithione
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A16 Other alimentary tract and metabolism products → A16A Other alimentary tract and metabolism products → A16AX Various alimentary tract and metabolism products
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Anethole trithione is the active ingredient of these drugs:


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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₁₀H₈OS₃
Molecular mass: 240.35 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 532-11-6
DrugBank Drug: DB13853
KEGG Drug: D01584
PubChem Compound: 2194
RxNorm Ingredient: 820
SNOMED-CT Concept: 703112006
Anetholtrithion (substance)
UNII Identifier: QUY32964DJ