CAS #: 14636-12-5
Terlipressin is a synthetic analog of vasopressin which is used as a
vasoactive drug in the management of hypotension. It acts as a prodrug, as it is
converted to (Lys8)-vasopressin by removal of the N-terminal triglycine in vivo.
This vasopressin analog has a longer duration of action and a better safety
profile than the parent compound. Terlipressin has found application in the
management of acute variceal hemorrhage (esophageal varices), hepatorenal
syndrome, and norepinephrine-resistant septic