Aldesulfone

Adesulfone Sulfoxone

Description

Sulfoxone is a competitive inhibitor of bacterial enzyme dihydropteroate synthetase. The normal substrate for the enzyme, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) cannot bind as usual. The inhibited reaction is necessary in these organisms for the synthesis of folic acid.
Aldesulfone sodium (or sulfoxone) is an antibiotic used in the treatment of leprosy.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Aldesulfone sodium
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J04 Antimycobacterials → J04B Drugs for treatment of lepra → J04BA Drugs for treatment of lepra