Active Ingredient History

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Cadazolid is an experimental antibiotic of the oxazolidinone class made by Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. which is effective against Clostridium difficile, a major cause of drug resistant diarrhea in the elderly. Current drug treatments for this infection involve orally delivered antibiotics, principally fidaxomicin, metronidazole and vancomycin; the last two drugs are the principal therapeutic agents in use, but fail in approximately 20 to 45% of the cases. The drug is in Phase III trials. The drug works by inhibiting synthesis of proteins in the bacteria, thus inhibiting the production of toxins and the formation of spores. In its financial results for Q1 2018, Idorsia mentions that Actelion informed them that "following completion of Phase 3 data analysis of cadazolid - it has decided to discontinue the development of the compound."   Wikipedia

  • SMILES: OC[C@H]1CN(C(=O)O1)c2ccc(OCC3(O)CCN(CC3)c4cc5N(C=C(C(=O)O)C(=O)c5cc4F)C6CC6)c(F)c2
  • Mol. Mass: 585.56
  • ALogP: 3.04
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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act-179811 | cadazolid


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