Aldesulfone sodium

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Aldesulfone sodium
Skeletal formula of aldesulfone sodium
Space-filling model of the component ions of aldesulfone sodium
Systematic (IUPAC) name
[4-[4-(sulfinomethylamino) phenyl] sulfonylphenyl] aminomethanesulfinic acid
Clinical data
Routes of
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 69%
Metabolism Hepatic
Biological half-life 3 to 8 hours
CAS Number 144-75-2 YesY
ATC code J04BA03
PubChem CID: 8954
DrugBank DB01145 N
ChemSpider 8610 YesY
UNII 57OWB0Q221 YesY
KEGG D02521 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C14H16N2Na2O6S3
Molecular mass 404.485 g/mol
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Aldesulfone sodium (or sulfoxone) is an antibiotic used in the treatment of leprosy.

Sulfoxone sodium was introduced in Japan in 1948.[1]


  1. ^ "[A 50-year history of new drugs in Japan: the developments of antileprosy drugs and their epidemiological aspects]". Yakushigaku Zasshi 37 (1): 76–83. 2002. PMID 12412600.