Chemistry:Tolfenamic acid

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Tolfenamic acid
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  • AU: S4 (Prescription only)
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FormulaC14H12ClNO2
Molar mass261.71 g·mol−1
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Tolfenamic acid (Clotam, Tufnil) is a member of the anthranilic acid derivatives (or fenamate) class of NSAID drugs discovered by scientists at Medica Pharmaceutical Company in Finland.[2] Like other members of the class, it is a COX inhibitor and prevents formation of prostaglandins.[3]

It is used in the UK as a treatment for migraine.[4] It is generally not available in the US.[3] It is available in some Asian, Latin American and European countries as a generic drug for humans and for animals.[5]

References

  1. "Characterization of two polymorphic forms of tolfenamic acid, N-(2-methyl-3-chlorophenyl)anthranilic acid: their crystal structures and relative stabilities". J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 (10): 1443–1447. 1989. doi:10.1039/P29890001443. http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/P2/article.asp?. 
  2. "Human pharmacokinetics of tolfenamic acid, a new anti-inflammatory agent". European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 19 (5): 359–65. 1981. doi:10.1007/bf00544587. PMID 7238564. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 NIH LiverTox Database Mefenamic Acid Last updated June 23, 2015. Page accessed July 3, 2015. Quote: "(fenamates generally not available in the United States, such as tolfenamic acid and flufenamic acid)"
  4. NHS Tolfenamic Acid (Tolfenamic acid 200mg tablets) Page accessed July 3, 2015
  5. Drugs.com Drugs.com international listings for tolfenamic acid Page accessed July 3, 2015

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