Description

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Clinical

Overview

Ranirestat is a structurally novel and stereospecifically potent aldose reductase (AKR1B; EC 1.1.1.21) inhibitor, which contains a succinimide ring that undergoes ring-opening at physiological pH levels. It has been used in trials studying the treatment of Mild to Moderate Diabetic Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy.

Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in neuropathy (diabetic).

Pharmacodynamic

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Mechanism of action

Ranirestat alleviates diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes, by inhibiting aldose reductase and thereby inhibiting the accumulation of intracellular sorbitol that causes diabetic neuropathy. This drug has a stronger inhibitory effect and is longer acting compared to other drugs in this the... Read more

Absorption

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Protein binding

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Volume of distribution

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Clearance

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Half life

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Route of elimination

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Toxicity

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Adverse Effects

Contraindications

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Food Interactions

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Interactions

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  • Paracetamol(acetaminophen)
  • Paxil(paroxetine)
  • Pamelor(nortriptyline)
  • Panadol(acetaminophen)
  • Patanol(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Pataday(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Parnate(tranylcypromine)
  • Pazeo(olopatadine ophthalmic)
1 References
  1. 1 . Bril V, Buchanan RA: Long-term effects of ranirestat (AS-3201) on peripheral nerve function in patients with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy. Diabetes Care. 2006 Jan;29(1):68-72.PubMed: 16373898