Pranlukast

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Pranlukast
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Clinical data
Trade names Onon (オノン)
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Routes of
administration
Oral
ATC code
Pharmacokinetic data
Metabolism Hepatic (mainly CYP3A4)[1]
Biological half-life 1.5 hours[1]
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
IUPHAR/BPS
DrugBank
ChemSpider
UNII
ChEMBL
ECHA InfoCard 100.236.084
Chemical and physical data
Formula C27H23N5O4
Molar mass 481.503 g/mol
3D model (Jmol)
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Pranlukast (brand name Onon, オノン) is a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor-1 antagonist. This drug works similarly to Merck & Co.'s montelukast (Singulair). It is widely used in Japan.

Medications of this class, which go under a variety of names according to whether one looks at the American, British or European system of nomenclature, have as their primary function the antagonism of bronchospasm caused, principally in asthmatics, by an allergic reaction to accidentally or inadvertently encountered allergens.[2]

Medications of this group are normally used as an adjunct to the standard therapy of inhaled steroids with inhaled long- and/or short-acting beta-agonists. There are several similar medications in the group; all appear to be equally effective.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nakade S, Ueda S, Ohno T, Nakayama K, Miyata Y, Yukawa E, Higuchi S (2006). "Population pharmacokinetics of pranlukast hydrate dry syrup in children with allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma.". Drug Metab Pharmacokinet. 21 (2): 133–9. doi:10.2133/dmpk.21.133. PMID 16702733. 
  2. ^ Singh, Rakesh Kumar; Tandon, Ruchi; Dastidar, Sunanda Ghosh; Ray, Abhijit (2013). "A review on leukotrienes and their receptors with reference to asthma". Journal of Asthma. 50 (9): 922–931. doi:10.3109/02770903.2013.823447. ISSN 0277-0903. PMID 23859232.