NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

dimesna
A synthetic derivative of dithio-ethane sulfonate with uroprotective properties. In the kidney, dimesna undergoes reduction to the free thiol compound, mesna, which reacts chemically with the urotoxic ifosfamide metabolites acrolein and 4-hydroxy-ifosfamide, resulting in their detoxification. This agent also inhibits cyclophosphamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:mesna disulfide
US brand name:Tavocept
Abbreviation:DIM
Code name:BNP7787
Chemical structure:2,2'-dithio-bis-ethanesulfonate, disodium salt