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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

levamisole hydrochloride 
The orally bioavailable hydrochloride salt of the synthetic imidazothiazole derivative levamisole with anthelminthic and immunostimulating activities. In immunosuppressed states, levamisole may restore immune function by: 1) stimulating antibody formation, 2) stimulating T-cell activation and proliferation, 3) potentiatiating monocyte and macrophage phagocytosis and chemotaxis and 4) increasing neutrophil mobility, adherence, and chemotaxis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:l-tetramisole hydrochloride
US brand name:Ergamisol
Foreign brand names:Ascaridil
Decaris
Ergamisole
Ketrax
Solaskil
Abbreviation:LEV
Code names:ICI-59623
R 12564
RP-20605
Chemical structure:(-)-( S)-2,3,5, 6-tetrahydro-6-phenylimidazo [2,1-b] thiazole monohydrochloride