Sulfalene is a pharmaceutical substance with the chemical name N-(4-aminophenyl)benzenesulfonamide. It is also known by its CAS number, which is 152-47-6.
Sulfalene belongs to the class of sulfonamide antibiotics and is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria by interfering with their metabolic processes.
As a sulfonamide, sulfalene acts by inhibiting the synthesis of folic acid, which is essential for the growth and survival of bacteria. By interfering with folic acid synthesis, sulfalene effectively stops the bacteria from multiplying and spreading.
Sulfalene is mainly prescribed for the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It may also be used to treat other types of infections, such as respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and certain sexually transmitted infections.
It is available in various dosage forms, including tablets and suspension, and is typically administer