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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
AHFS/ International Drug Names
CAS Number 14222-60-7 YesY
ATC code J04AD01 (WHO)
PubChem CID 666418
ChemSpider 579891 N
UNII 76YOO33643 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C9H12N2S
Molar mass 180.271 g/mol
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Protionamide (or prothionamide) is a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis.[1]

It has also been tested for use in the treatment of leprosy.[2]


  1. ^ Wang F, Langley R, Gulten G, et al. (January 2007). "Mechanism of thioamide drug action against tuberculosis and leprosy". J. Exp. Med. 204 (1): 73–8. doi:10.1084/jem.20062100. PMC 2118422. PMID 17227913. 
  2. ^ Fajardo TT, Guinto RS, Cellona RV, Abalos RM, Dela Cruz EC, Gelber RH (March 2006). "A clinical trial of ethionamide and prothionamide for treatment of lepromatous leprosy". Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 74 (3): 457–61. PMID 16525107.