help find Neohydrin

Steve Dyer dyer at spdcc.com
Fri Nov 8 22:51:27 EST 1991


In article <1991Nov8.190241.57683 at eagle.wesleyan.edu> hoberoi at eagle.wesleyan.edu writes:
>	Was wondering if someone could help us find a place/vendor, anyone
>who stocks/sells gives away the following chemical
> 	Neohydrin or known in the Merck Index as
>	Chlormerodrin (3-chloromercuri-2-methoxypropylurea)
>	We have searched ICN, SIGMA, Parke-Davis,Merrell-Dow, Fluka, Aldrich,
> Martindale text index on drugs. None of these suppliers stock or make this
>chemical any longer. Any help will be enormously appreciated.

You might have had better luck around 20 or 25 years ago.  Those were the
twilight years of the organomercurial diuretics which were ultimately
replaced by the so-called "high-ceiling" or "loop" diuretics such as
furosemide and ethacrynic acid because of their greater efficacy,
ease of administration and relative lack of toxicity and untoward
reactions.

A long shot might be to expand your search outside the US, since it's
conceivable that this drug might continue to be used in the 3rd world,
although I'd bet the replacement drugs are much cheaper these days.

I am curious--what are you intending to do with this drug?

-- 
Steve Dyer
dyer at ursa-major.spdcc.com aka {ima,harvard,rayssd,linus,m2c}!spdcc!dyer



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