Chemical formula: C₂₂H₂₁Cl₃N₄O Molecular mass: 463.787 g/mol PubChem compound: 104850
Rimonabant is a selective cannabinoid-1 receptor (CB1) antagonist that inhibits the pharmacological effects of cannabinoid agonists in vitro and in vivo. The endocannabinoid system is a physiological system present in brain and peripheral tissues (including adipocytes) that affects energy balance, glucose and lipid metabolism and body weight, and in neurons of the mesolimbic system modulates the intake of highly palatable, sweet or fatty foods.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A08 Antiobesity preparations, excl. diet products → A08A Antiobesity preparations, excl. diet products → A08AX Other antiobesity drugs
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
|ACOMPLIA Film-coated tablet
|European Medicines Agency (EU)
|MPI, EU: SmPC
Rimonabant is an active ingredient of these brands:
Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.
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