Ataluren

Active ingredient description

A nonsense mutation in DNA results in a premature stop codon within an mRNA. This premature stop codon in the mRNA causes disease by terminating translation before a full-length protein is generated. Ataluren enables ribosomal readthrough of mRNA containing such a premature stop codon, resulting in production of a full-length protein.

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
Ataluren
M Musculo-skeletal system → M09 Other drugs for disorders of the musculo-skeletal system → M09A Other drugs for disorders of the musculo-skeletal system → M09AX Other drugs for disorders of the musculo-skeletal system
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Medicines

Ataluren is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Austria Brazil France Ireland Lithuania

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)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

K16AME9I3V - ATALUREN

SNOMED-CT

718843009 - Ataluren (substance)