Carbopol 974P

Identification

Name
Carbopol 974P
Accession Number
DB05384
Type
Small Molecule
Groups
Investigational
Description

Carbopol 974P is a highly carboxylated polymer composed of lightly cross-linked polyacrylic acid with a broad-spectrum mechanism based on acidification of pathogens. It was under development by ReProtect LLC. It is a gel that may help both block the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and reduce unwanted pregnancies. The compound, known as BufferGel, was in advanced clinical trials for its ability to prevent pregnancy, but was discontinued.

Synonyms
  • BufferGel
  • Carbomer 974 (P)
  • Carbomer 974P
  • carbomer homopolymer type b
  • Carbomer homopolymer type B (allyl pentaerythritol crosslinked)
  • Carbomer-974P
  • Carbopol polymer
Categories
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UNII
HHT01ZNK31
CAS number
151687-96-6
Weight
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Chemical Formula
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InChI Key
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InChI
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IUPAC Name
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SMILES
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Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in contraception and HIV prevention.

Structured Indications
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Pharmacodynamics
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Mechanism of action

BufferGel is a microbicidal spermicide that provides sufficient buffering activity to maintain the mild, protective acidity of the vagina in the presence of semen. Sperm are acid-sensitive, so to assure fertility, semen provides a powerful alkalinizing action that abolishes the protective acidity of the vagina for several hours after intercourse. This alkalinizing action of semen also enables acid-sensitive sexually transmitted diseases (STD) pathogens to transmit infection. By blocking this action of semen, BufferGel prevents unwanted pregnancy, and shows promise for prevention of STDs, including HIV/AIDS.

Absorption
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Volume of distribution
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Protein binding
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Metabolism
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Route of elimination
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Half life
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Clearance
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Toxicity
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Affected organisms
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Pathways
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Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
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Interactions

Drug Interactions
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Food Interactions
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References

General References
  1. van De Wijgert J, Fullem A, Kelly C, Mehendale S, Rugpao S, Kumwenda N, Chirenje Z, Joshi S, Taha T, Padian N, Bollinger R, Nelson K: Phase 1 trial of the topical microbicide BufferGel: safety results from four international sites. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2001 Jan 1;26(1):21-7. [PubMed:11176265]
  2. Tabet SR, Callahan MM, Mauck CK, Gai F, Coletti AS, Profy AT, Moench TR, Soto-Torres LE, Poindexter III AN, Frezieres RG, Walsh TL, Kelly CW, Richardson BA, Van Damme L, Celum CL: Safety and acceptability of penile application of 2 candidate topical microbicides: BufferGel and PRO 2000 Gel: 3 randomized trials in healthy low-risk men and HIV-positive men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2003 Aug 1;33(4):476-83. [PubMed:12869836]
External Links
PubChem Substance
175426991

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
1CompletedPreventionHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections2
2CompletedPreventionHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections1
2, 3CompletedPreventionPregnancy1

Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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Packagers
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Dosage forms
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Prices
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Patents
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Properties

State
Solid
Experimental Properties
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Predicted Properties
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Predicted ADMET features
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Spectra

Mass Spec (NIST)
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Spectra
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Taxonomy

Classification
Not classified

Drug created on November 18, 2007 11:24 / Updated on November 06, 2017 06:45