High quality isoniazid powder / isoniazid with best price CAS 54-85-3
4-Pyridinecarboxylic acid hydrazide;
Isonicotinic acid hydrazide;
Isoniazid CAS 54-85-3 is a synthetic derivative of nicotinic acid with anti-mycobacterial properties. Although its mechanism of action is still unclear, isoniazid appears to block the synthesis of mycolic acids, major components of the mycobacterial cell wall. This agent is only active against actively growing mycobacteria because, as a pro-drug, it requires activation in susceptible mycobacterial species. Isoniazid also interferes with mycobacterial metabolism of vitamin B6. Resistance occurs due to decreased bacterial wall penetration.
Isoniazid CAS 54-85-3 appears as odorless colorless or white crystals or white crystalline powder. Taste is slightly sweet at first and then bitter. pH (1% aqueous solution) 5.5-6.5. pH (5% aqueous solution) 6-8.
Isoniazid CAS 54-85-3 is the most reliable and most commonly used medication for tuberculosis. Isoniazid therapy is often associated with minor, transient and asymptomatic elevations in serum aminotransferase levels but, more importantly, isoniazid is a well known cause of acute clinically apparent liver injury which can be severe and is sometimes fatal.