💊 Chemical information
CAS — 90597-58-3.
AST-120 is an adsorbent consisting of spherical microcrystalline carbonaceous particles with oxygen complex including surface oxides. It is given orally to delay the progression of chronic renal failure by removing uraemic toxins and their precursors from the gastrointestinal tract. It is also under investigation in gastrointestinal disorders.
1. Takahashi N, et al. Therapeutic effects of long-term administration of an oral adsorbent in patients with chronic renal failure: two-year study. Int J Urol 2005; 12: 7–11.
Published October 17, 2018.