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Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-{4-[2-({[1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl]acetyl}oxy)ethyl]piperazin-1-yl}propyl N2-benzoyl-N,N-dipropyl-α-glutaminate
Pharmacokinetic data
Metabolism Hepatic. Undergoes enterohepatic recirculation
CAS Number 57132-53-3 59209-40-4 (maleate)
ATC code M01AB14 (WHO)
PubChem CID 4921
Synonyms 3-[4-[2-[2-[1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methylindol-3-yl]acetyl]oxyethyl]piperazin-1-yl]propyl 4-(benzoylamino)-5-(dipropylamino)-5-oxopentanoate
Chemical data
Formula C46H58ClN5O8
Molar mass 844.43442 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Proglumetacin (usually as the maleate salt, trade names Afloxan, Protaxon and Proxil) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is metabolized in the body to indometacin and proglumide,[1] a drug with antisecretory effects that helps prevent injury to the stomach lining.


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  1. Setnikar I, Arigoni R, Chisté R, Makovec F, Revel L (1987). "Plasma levels of proglumetacin and its metabolites after intravenous or oral administration in the dog". Arzneimittel-Forschung. 37 (6): 698–702. PMID 3663267.