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Substance Name: Metronidazole hydrochloride [USAN]
RN: 69198-10-3
UNII: 76JC1633UF
InChIKey: FPTPAIQTXYFGJC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • A nitroimidazole used to treat AMEBIASIS; VAGINITIS; TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS; GIARDIASIS; ANAEROBIC BACTERIA; and TREPONEMAL INFECTIONS. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed).

Molecular Formula

  • C6-H9-N3-O3.Cl-H

Molecular Weight

  • 207.616
 

Classification Codes

  • Antibacterial
  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Human Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Metronidazole hydrochloride [USAN]

Synonyms

  • 2-Methyl-5-nitroimidazole-1-ethanol hydrochloride
  • 2-Methyl-5-nitroimidazole-1-ethanol monohydrochloride
  • Flagyl
  • Flagyl ER
  • Flagyl I.V.
  • Metrogel - Vaginal
  • Metronidazole HCl
  • Metronidazole hydrochloride
  • SC 32642
  • SC-32642
  • UNII-76JC1633UF

Systematic Name

  • 1H-Imidazole-1-ethanol, 2-methyl-5-nitro-, hydrochloride

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 69198-10-3

FDA UNII

  • 76JC1633UF

Related Registry Number

  • 443-48-1 (Parent)

System Generated Number

  • 0069198103

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • C6-H9-N3-O3.Cl-H

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C6-H9-N3-O3
  • Cl-H
  • COMPONENT

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C6H9N3O3.ClH/c1-5-7-4-6(9(11)12)8(5)2-3-10;/h4,10H,2-3H2,1H3;1H

InChIKey

FPTPAIQTXYFGJC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

Cc1ncc(n1CCO)[N+](=O)[O-].Cl

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
child TDLo intravenous 200mg/kg/90H- (200mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: COMA

BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD
American Journal of Diseases of Children. Vol. 137, Pg. 290, 1983.