tolfenamic acid   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 8769

Synonyms: Clotam®
Approved drug PDB Ligand
tolfenamic acid is an approved drug (UK (1997))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Tolfenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory actions [1].
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 3
Hydrogen bond donors 2
Rotatable bonds 3
Topological polar surface area 49.33
Molecular weight 261.06
XLogP 4.13
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES OC(=O)c1ccccc1Nc1cccc(c1C)Cl
Isomeric SMILES OC(=O)c1ccccc1Nc1cccc(c1C)Cl
InChI InChI=1S/C14H12ClNO2/c1-9-11(15)6-4-8-12(9)16-13-7-3-2-5-10(13)14(17)18/h2-8,16H,1H3,(H,17,18)
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Approved in the UK to treat acute migraine. Not approved for use in the US, but is approved by individual national approval agencies (in some for veterinary use only).
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Like other NSAIDs tolfenamic acid is a COX inhibitor and prevents formation of prostaglandins.