A sulfonylurea hypoglycemic agent that is metabolized in the liver to 1-hydrohexamide. .

IAB - Pharmacology:

Sulfonylureas such as acetohexamide bind to an ATP-dependent K+ channel on the cell membrane of pancreatic beta cells. This inhibits a tonic, hyperpolarizing outflux of potassium, which causes the electric potential over the membrane to become more positive. This depolarization opens voltage-gated Ca2+ channels. The rise in intracellular calcium leads to increased fusion of insulin granulae with the cell membrane, and therefore increased secretion of (pro)insulin.

IAB Interactions

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IAB Contraindications

Contraindicated in kidney disease, liver disease, and thyroid disease.

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IAB see also

Brand Names containing Acetohexamide

Chemical structure:
N O O N S O O H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H C15H20N2O4S 2D chemical structure C15H20N2O4S SVG | 2D structure chemical names, chemical properties, classification C15H20N2O4S