Succinylsulfathiazole

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Succinylsulfathiazole
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-oxo-4-({4-[(1,3-thiazol-2-ylamino)sulfonyl]phenyl}amino)butanoic acid
Clinical data
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Identifiers
ATC code A07AB04
PubChem CID 5315
UNII RSS8647O4S YesY
KEGG D07060 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1484857
Chemical data
Formula C13H13N3O5S2 
Mol. mass 355.38942 g/mol
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Succinylsulfathiazole is a sulfonamide. It is also spelled as succinylsulphathiazole. It is a white or yellow-white crystalline powder. It dissolves in aqueous solutions of alkali hydroxides and carbonates but is very slightly soluble in water.

It is classified as ultra long acting drug. About 95% of the drug remains in the intestine and only 5% is hydrolyzed, slowly, to Sulfathiazole and is absorbed.

The drug is used for its antibacterial activity in the GIT. The dose is 10g - 20g daily in divided doses.