Product Information

Product NamePiperazine Citrate
Structure
Cas NO14396-16-8, 144-29-6
Molecular Weight278.261
Molecular formulaC10H18N2O7
Therap.Cat : Anthelmintics
Agents destructive to parasitic worms. They are used therapeutically in the treatment of HELMINTHIASIS in man and animal.

Piperazine Citrate is the citrate salt of piperazine, a cyclic amine with anthelminthic property. Piperazine citrate is a gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA receptor agonist and blocks the activity of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction thereby altering neuronal cell membrane permeability and causing hyperpolarization. This results in flaccid paralysis of worm musculature allowing the worm to become dislodged by peristalsis and expelled from the body.