Pyrazinamide is a sparingly soluble bactericidal antitubercular drug.
|Mechanism of Action||The mechanism of pyrazinamide is not entirely understood. It is speculated that pyrazinamide enters a target cell and is converted into pyrazinoic acid (POA) which disrupts normal membrane permeability functions. Internal pH of the cell begins to decrease as POA accumulates in the cell’s cytoplasm which is thought to inhibit fatty acid synthase activity.|
|Spectrum||Pyrazinamide is used almost exclusively against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.|
|Solubility||Alcohol: Slightly soluble|
Methylene Chloride: Slightly soluble
Water: Sparingly soluble
|Impurity Profile||Heavy Metals: ≤10ppm|
Sulphated Ash: ≤0.01%
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