Clodronic acid

Clodronic acid
Clodronic acid
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(dichloro-phosphono-methyl)phosphonic acid
Clinical data
AHFS/ International Drug Names
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status  ?
CAS number 10596-23-3 YesY
ATC code M05BA02
PubChem CID 25419
DrugBank APRD00639
ChemSpider 23731 YesY
UNII 0813BZ6866 YesY
KEGG D03545 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:110423 YesY
Chemical data
Formula CH4Cl2O6P2 
Mol. mass 244.892 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
 N(what is this?)  acid (verify)

Clodronic acid (INN) or clodronate disodium (USAN) is a bisphosphonate. It is used in experimental medicine to selectively deplete for macrophages. It is also approved for human use in Canada and Australia, the United Kingdom and Italy, where it is marketed as Bonefos, Loron and Clodron and prescribed as a bone resorption inhibitor and antihypercalcemic agent.