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Chenodeoxycholic Acid

In the US, Chenodeoxycholic Acid is a member of the drug class gallstone solubilizing agents and is used to treat Gallbladder Disease.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Treatment of cholesterol gallstones

Chemical Names

(3α,5β,7α)-3,7-Dihydroxy-cholan-24-oic acid (WHO)


3α,7α-Dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acid

3α,7α-Dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-säure (IUPAC)

3α,7α-Dihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid

3α,7α-Dihydroxycholanic acid

5β-Cholan-24-oic acid, 3α,7α-dihydroxy-

7α-Hydroxylitocholic acid

Antropodesoxycholic acid

Cholan-24-oic acid, 3,7-dihydroxy-, (3α,5β,7α)-

Gallodesoxycholic acid

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Acide chénodésoxycholique (OS: DCF)
  • Chenodeoxycholic Acid (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Chenodiol (OS: USAN)
  • ACDC (IS)
  • CDC (IS)
  • CDCA (IS)
  • Chenic Acid (IS)
  • Chenix (IS: SolvayPharmace)
  • Chenosäure (IS)
  • Chenossil (IS)
  • Acidum chenodeoxycholicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chenodeoxycholic Acid (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI)
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chenodeoxycholsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chénodésoxycholique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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