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Amiodarone hydrochloride


Synonym: (2-Butyl-3-benzofuranyl)[4-[2-(diethylamino)ethoxy]-3,5-diiodophenyl]methanone hydrochloride, 2-Butyl-3-benzofuranyl-4-[2-(diethylamino)ethoxy]-3,5-diiodophenyl ketone hydrochloride




1, 5, 10 g in poly bottle


CYP2C8/9 and CYP3A family (minor pathway) inhibitor and substrate; CYP2D6, CYP3A family, CYP2D6, CYP2A6, CYP2B6 desethyl-form inhibitor


Amiodarone hydrochloride is a non-selective ion channel blocker with broad fungicidal activity. Amiodarone induces an immediate influx of Ca2+ in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, followed by mitochondrial fragmentation and cell death. Amiodarone hydrochloride has also been used in a study to determine concentrations of thyroid disrupting substances in effluents from wastewater treatment plants.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Non-selective ion channel blocker with broad fungicidal activity. Amiodarone induces an immediate influx of Ca2+ in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, followed by mitochondrial fragmentation and cell death.

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What is the solubility of Product A8423, Amiodarone hydrochloride, and in which solvents may it be reconstituted?
Sigma-Aldrich tests the solubility of Product A8423, Amiodarone hydrochloride in water at a concentration of 50 mg/ml. This requires heating at 105 °C for 10 minutes. This concentration is above the solubility maximum at room temperature. As per The Merck Index 13th Ed., Entry #482, solubility at 25 °C, (g/100mL):Water (0.07), Ethanol (1.28), Methanol (9.98), Chloroform (44.51), Methylene Chloride (19.2), and Hexane (0.03).Reportedly, the solubility of the product is 10 mg/ml each in DMSO and in dimethylformamide.
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