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.

eprodisate disodium
The orally available disodium salt form of eprodisate, a negatively charged sulfonated inhibitor of fibrillogenesis, that can be used in the treatment of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis. Upon administration, eprodisate competitively binds to the glycosaminoglycan binding sites on serum amyloid A (SAA), which inhibits the formation of the glycosaminoglycan-amyloid fibril aggregate. This prevents the formation of amyloid deposits in certain organs, especially the kidneys, in AA amyloidosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent.
US brand name:Kiacta
Code name:NC 503
Chemical structure:1,3-propanedisulfonic acid, disodium salt