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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS)-5-{4-[(6-methoxy-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl) methoxy]benzyl}-1,3-thiazolidine-2,4-dione
Clinical data
Legal status
CAS number 185428-18-6
ATC code None
PubChem CID 3055168
ChemSpider 2316729
UNII 3A3N0634Q6 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C20H19N3O4S 
Molecular mass 397.448 g/mol
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Rivoglitazone (INN) is a thiazolidinedione undergoing research for use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.[1][2]

It is being developed by Daiichi Sankyo Co.


  1. ^ Schimke K, Davis TM (2007). "Drug evaluation: rivoglitazone, a new oral therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes". Curr Opin Investig Drugs 8 (4): 338–44. PMID 17458185. 
  2. ^ Kong AP, Yamasaki A, Ozaki R, Saito H, Asami T, Ohwada S, Ko GT, Wong CK, Leung GT, Lee KF, Yeung CY, Chan JC (2011). "A randomized-controlled trial to investigate the effects of rivoglitazone, a novel PPAR gamma agonist on glucose-lipid control in type 2 diabetes". Diabetes Obes Metab 13 (9): 806–13. doi:10.1111/j.1463-1326.2011.01411.x. PMID 21492364.