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Scientific Name: Ethionamide
Brand Name: Trecator
Company Owner: Wyeth pharmaceuticals inc
Mechanism Of Action Ethionamide may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal in action, depending on the concentration of the drug attained at the site of infection and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Ethionamide, like prothionamide and pyrazinamide, is a nicotinic acid derivative related to isoniazid. It is thought that ethionamide undergoes intracellular modification and acts in a similar fashion to isoniazid. Isoniazid inhibits the synthesis of mycoloic acids, an essential component of the bacterial cell wall. Specifically isoniazid inhibits InhA, the enoyl reductase from
Description of the Drug: Ethionamide is a second line antitubercular agent used to treat tuberculosis when other treatments have failed.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from