Uridine triacetate

Chemical formula: C₁₅H₁₈N₂O₉  Molecular mass: 370.314 g/mol  PubChem compound: 20058

Active ingredient description

Uridine triacetate is an acetylated form of uridine. Following oral administration, uridine triacetate is deacetylated by nonspecific esterases present throughout the body, yielding uridine in the circulation. It is indicated in patients with hereditary orotic aciduria who cannot synthesize adequate quantities of uridine due to a genetic defect in uridine nucleotide synthesis.

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
A16AX13 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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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
XURIDEN Oral granules FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 4105-38-8
DrugBank Drug: DB09144
KEGG Drug: D09985
PubChem Compound: 20058
RxNorm Ingredient: 1665222
SNOMED-CT Concept: 724003008
Uridine triacetate (substance)
UNII Identifier: 2WP61F175M


Uridine triacetate is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

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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