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Ivermectin

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Synonym(s):
22,23-Dihydroavermectin B1, MK-933
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

form

powder

solubility

MEK: 50 mg/mL

antibiotic activity spectrum

parasites

application(s)

agriculture
environmental

Mode of action

cell membrane | interferes

originator

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[H][C@@]1(O[C@]2(CC[C@@H]1C)C[C@@H]3C[C@@H](C\C=C(C)\[C@@H](O[C@H]4C[C@H](OC)[C@@H](O[C@H]5C[C@H](OC)[C@@H](O)[C@H](C)O5)[C@H](C)O4)[C@@H](C)\C=C\C=C6/CO[C@]7([H])[C@H](O)C(C)=C[C@@H](C(=O)O3)[C@]67O)O2)[C@@H](C)CC

InChI

1S/C48H74O14/c1-11-25(2)43-28(5)17-18-47(62-43)23-34-20-33(61-47)16-15-27(4)42(26(3)13-12-14-32-24-55-45-40(49)29(6)19-35(46(51)58-34)48(32,45)52)59-39-22-37(54-10)44(31(8)57-39)60-38-21-36(53-9)41(50)30(7)56-38/h12-15,19,25-26,28,30-31,33-45,49-50,52H,11,16-18,20-24H2,1-10H3/b13-12+,27-15+,32-14+/t25-,26-,28-,30-,31-,33+,34-,35-,36-,37-,38-,39-,40+,41-,42-,43+,44-,45+,47+,48+/m0/s1

InChI key

AZSNMRSAGSSBNP-XPNPUAGNSA-N

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PHR1380I80000101354309
Ivermectin

Sigma-Aldrich

I8898

Ivermectin

Ivermectin Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Supelco

PHR1380

Ivermectin

Ivermectin European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

I8000010

Ivermectin

Ivermectin United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

USP

1354309

Ivermectin

solubility

MEK: 50 mg/mL

solubility

-

solubility

-

solubility

-

originator

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.

originator

-

originator

-

originator

-

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

2-8°C

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

300

Quality Level

-

Quality Level

-

antibiotic activity spectrum

parasites

antibiotic activity spectrum

-

antibiotic activity spectrum

-

antibiotic activity spectrum

-

General description

Ivermectin is a macro-cyclic lactone, derived from avermectin. It functions as an antiparasitic agent. Ivermectin is used against gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, mites and lice. It is used to treat onchocerciasis, strongyloidiasis, ascariasis and filariases.

Application

Ivermectin has been used:
  • in Caenorhabditis elegans fecundity assay
  • in larval development test
  • to measure in vivo topical acaricide activity of compounds in rats
  • to assess its acute and chronic effects to zebrafish
  • in percutaneous drug injection method to treat cystic echinococcosis
  • in liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection method

Biochem/physiol Actions

Positive allosteric modulator of α7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor; also modulates glutamate-GABA-activated chloride channels.

Features and Benefits

This compound is featured on the Acetylcholine Receptors (Nicotinic) page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.
This compound was developed by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.

Other Notes

Primarily ivermectin B1a.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 1 Oral - Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Carc. 2 - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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