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Skeletal formula
Space-filling model
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl (4E,8E)-5,9,13-trimethyltetradeca-4,8,12-trienoate
Clinical data
AHFS/ International Drug Names
CAS Number 51-77-4 YesY
ATC code A02BX07 (WHO)
PubChem CID 5282182
ChemSpider 4445377 N
KEGG D01529 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C27H44O2
Molar mass 400.637 g/mol
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Gefarnate is a drug used for the treatment of gastric ulcers.[1]

It also has been proposed for use in the treatment of dry eye syndrome.[2][3]


  1. ^ Ohta Y, Kobayashi T, Imai Y, Inui K, Yoshino J, Nakazawa S (August 2005). "Effect of gefarnate on acute gastric mucosal lesion progression in rats treated with compound 48/80, a mast cell degranulator, in comparison with that of teprenone". Biol. Pharm. Bull. 28 (8): 1424–30. doi:10.1248/bpb.28.1424. PMID 16079487. 
  2. ^ Peral A, Domínguez-Godínez CO, Carracedo G, Pintor J (April 2008). "Therapeutic targets in dry eye syndrome". Drug News Perspect. 21 (3): 166–76. PMID 18560615. 
  3. ^ Gipson IK, Hori Y, Argüeso P (April 2004). "Character of ocular surface mucins and their alteration in dry eye disease". Ocul Surf 2 (2): 131–48. doi:10.1016/s1542-0124(12)70149-0. PMID 17216084.