Active Ingredient History

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Probucol is used to lower levels of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) in the blood. Probucol is a drug used to lower LDL and HDL cholesterol yet has little effect on serum-triglyceride or VLDL cholesterol. This may help prevent medical problems caused by cholesterol clogging the blood vessels. Probucol was voluntarily removed from the market in the United States during 1995. The withdrawal from the market was due to safety concern. robucol lowers serum cholesterol by increasing the fractional rate of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) catabolism in the final metabolic pathway for cholesterol elimination from the body. Additionally, probucol may inhibit early stages of cholesterol biosynthesis and slightly inhibit dietary cholesterol absorption. Recent information suggests that probucol may inhibit the oxidation and tissue deposition of LDL cholesterol, thereby inhibiting atherogenesis. It appears to inhibits ABCA1-mediated cellular lipid efflux.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CC(C)(SC1=CC(=C(O)C(=C1)C(C)(C)C)C(C)(C)C)SC2=CC(=C(O)C(=C2)C(C)(C)C)C(C)(C)C
  • Mol. Mass: 516.842
  • ALogP: 9.91
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Discontinued
  • Delivery Methods: Oral
  • Pro Drug: No
4,4'- (isopropylidenedithio)bis(2,6-di-tert-butylphenol) | acetone bis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl) mercaptole | biphenabid | bisbid | bisphenabid | dh-581 | lesterol | lorelco | lurselle | phenbutol | probucol | probucolum | serterol | sinlestal | superlipid


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