Inosine pranobex

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Inosine pranobex
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IUPAC name
9-[(2R,3R,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]-3H-purin-6-one : 4-acetamidobenzoic acid : 1-(dimethylamino)propan-2-ol
Other names
Isoprinosine; Methisoprinol
ChemSpider 16736312
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
KEGG D01995
PubChem 37510
Molar mass 1115.23 g/mol
J05AX05 (WHO)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Inosine pranobex (Isoprinosine or Methisoprinol) is a combination of inosine, acetamidobenzoic acid, and dimethylaminoisopropanol used as an antiviral drug. Inosine pranobex has no effect on viral particles itself. It acts as a immunostimulant, an analog of thymus hormones.[1] It is most commonly used to treat the rare measles complication subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in conjunction with intrathecal interferon therapy.[2]


  1. ^ American Cancer Society. "Inosine Pranobex". Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Campoli-Richards DM, Sorkin EM, Heel RC (Nov 1986). "Inosine pranobex. A preliminary review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic efficacy". Drugs. 32 (5): 383–424. doi:10.2165/00003495-198632050-00001.