Product name:Ethinamide(Ethionamide;Trecator;2-ethylthioisonicotinamide, Ethionamide, Bayer 5312)
Description: Ethionamide (Trecator) is a derivative of isonicotinic acid and is chemically related to isoniazid. It is a secondary agent used in combination when primary agents are ineffective or contraindicated; it is a bacteriostatic antituberculosis agent. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown but is believed to involve inhibition of oxygen-dependent mycolic acid synthesis. It is thought that mutations in the region of the (inhA) gene that are involved in mycolic acid synthesis can cause both isoniazid and ethionamide resistance.