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Bioavailability 60%
Protein binding ~80%
Metabolism Nil
Elimination half-life 48 hours
Excretion Feces (70%), urine (9%) [1]
  • 2,7-Bis(2-diethylaminoethoxy)fluoren-9-one
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Formula C25H34N2O3
Molar mass 410.558 g·mol−1
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Tilorone (trade names Amixin, Lavomax and others) is the first recognized synthetic, small molecular weight compound that is an orally active interferon inducer. [2] It is used as an antiviral drug in some countries which do not require double-blind placebo-controlled studies, including Russia. It is effective against Ebola virus in mice. [3]


Tilorone activates the production of interferon. [2]

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  1. "Registry of Medicinal Products (RLS). Tilorone: Prescribing Information" (in Russian). Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. 1 2 Stringfellow DA, Glasgow LA (August 1972). "Tilorone hydrochloride: an oral interferon-inducing agent". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2 (2): 73–78. doi:10.1128/aac.2.2.73. PMC   444270 . PMID   4670490.
  3. Ekins S, Lingerfelt MA, Comer JE, Freiberg AN, Mirsalis JC, O'Loughlin K, et al. (February 2018). "Efficacy of Tilorone Dihydrochloride against Ebola Virus Infection". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 62 (2). doi:10.1128/AAC.01711-17. PMC   5786809 . PMID   29133569.