Bepridil

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Bepridil
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Clinical data
Pregnancy
category
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of
administration
Oral
ATC code
Pharmacokinetic data
BioavailabilityWell absorbed
Protein binding99%
MetabolismHepatic, CYP3A4-mediated
Elimination half-life42 hours
ExcretionRenal
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
DrugBank
E number{{#property:P628}}
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC24H34N2O
Molar mass421.02 g/mol

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Bepridil (trade name Vascor) is a calcium channel blocker once used to treat angina. It is no longer sold in the United States.

It is nonselective.[1]

It has been discussed as a possible option in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.[2]

It has been implicated in causing ventricular arrhythmia (Torsade de pointes).

References

  1. Bezprozvanny I, Tsien RW (September 1995). "Voltage-dependent blockade of diverse types of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes by the Ca2+ channel antagonist mibefradil (Ro 40-5967)". Mol. Pharmacol. 48 (3): 540–9. PMID 7565636.
  2. Imai S, Saito F, Takase H; et al. (May 2008). "Use of bepridil in combination with Ic antiarrhythmic agent in converting persistent atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm". Circ. J. 72 (5): 709–15. doi:10.1253/circj.72.709. PMID 18441448.

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