Taurine

(rINN)
Taurine Chemical formula
Synonyms: Taurina; Taurinum. 2-Aminoethanesulphonic acid.
Cyrillic synonym: Таурин.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C2H7NO3S = 125.1.
CAS — 107-35-7.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin., Jpn, and US.

USP 31

(Taurine). White crystals or crystalline powder. Soluble in water.

💊 Profile

Taurine is an amino acid known to be involved in bile acid conjugation as well as other physiological functions. It has been included in preparations for parenteral nutrition of low-birthweight infants and in infant formulas but its role as an essential nutrient has not been established. Taurine is included in some preparations for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
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4. Chichester: John Wiley; 2007 (accessed 25/06/08).

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ital.: O-Due; Philipp.: Taurex; Rus.: Dibicor (Дибикор); Taufone (Тауфон)†. Multi-ingredient: Indon.: Biofos; Ital.: Novostatin; Port.: Detoxergon; Spain: Ta ur ob et in a † .
Published May 08, 2019.