|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|5-chloro-6- (2,3-dichlorophenoxy) -2-methylsulfanyl- 3H-benzoimidazole|
Triclabendazole (commercial name Fasinex) is a member of the Benzimidazole family of anthelmintics. The benzimidazole drugs share a common molecular structure, triclabendazole being the exception in having a chlorinated benzene ring but no carbamate group.
Triclabendazole displays high efficacy against both immature and adult liver fluke.
It is generally accepted that benzimidazoles like triclabendazole bind to beta-tubulin and prevent the polymerisation of the microtubules of which they are part.
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