NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
- 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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: l-tetramisole hydrochloride US brand name: Ergamisol Foreign brand name: Ascaridil
Abbreviation: LEV Code name: ICI-59623
Chemical structure: (-)-( S)-2,3,5, 6-tetrahydro-6-phenylimidazo [2,1-b] thiazole monohydrochloride