Chemical: Drug
mexiletine

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List of all variant annotations for mexiletine

Gene ? Variant?
(147)
Alternate Names ? Chemicals ? Alleles ?
(+ chr strand)
Function ? Amino Acid?
Translation
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *1 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *2 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *3 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *4 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *6 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *9 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *10 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *17 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *29 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *41 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs1065852 NC_000022.10:g.42526694G=, NC_000022.10:g.42526694G>A, NC_000022.11:g.42130692G=, NC_000022.11:g.42130692G>A, NG_008376.3:g.4300C=, NG_008376.3:g.4300C>T, NM_000106.5:c.100C=, NM_000106.5:c.100C>T, NM_001025161.2:c.100C=, NM_001025161.2:c.100C>T, NP_000097.3:p.Pro34=, NP_000097.3:p.Pro34Ser, NP_001020332.2:p.Pro34=, NP_001020332.2:p.Pro34Ser, NT_187682.1:g.53033G=, NT_187682.1:g.53033G>A, NW_004504305.1:g.53019A=, NW_004504305.1:g.53019A>G, NW_009646208.1:g.16258A=, NW_009646208.1:g.16258A>G, XM_005278353.1:c.100T=, XM_005278353.1:c.100T>C, XM_005278354.1:c.-1454C>T, XM_005278354.1:c.-1454T>C, XM_005278354.3:c.-1454C>T, XM_005278354.3:c.-1454T>C, XM_011529966.1:c.100C=, XM_011529966.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529967.1:c.100C=, XM_011529967.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529968.1:c.100C=, XM_011529968.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.37+605C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.37+605T>C, XM_011529970.1:c.100C=, XM_011529970.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.37+605C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.37+605T>C, XM_011529972.1:c.100C=, XM_011529972.1:c.100C>T, XM_011547541.1:c.-1454C>T, XM_011547541.1:c.-1454T>C, XM_011547750.1:c.37+605C>T, XM_011547750.1:c.37+605T>C, XM_011547751.1:c.-1114C>T, XM_011547751.1:c.-1114T>C, XM_011547756.1:c.42+469A>G, XM_011547756.1:c.42+469G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.-1454C>T, XM_011548819.1:c.-1454T>C, XP_005278410.1:p.Ser34=, XP_005278410.1:p.Ser34Pro, XP_011528268.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528268.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528269.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528269.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528270.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528270.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528272.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528272.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528274.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528274.1:p.Pro34Ser, XR_430455.2:n.328+4A>G, XR_430455.2:n.328+4G>A, XR_952536.1:n.-1751A>G, XR_952536.1:n.-1751G>A, XR_952537.1:n.-1751A>G, XR_952537.1:n.-1751G>A, XR_952538.1:n.-1751A>G, XR_952538.1:n.-1751G>A, XR_952539.1:n.-1462A>G, XR_952539.1:n.-1462G>A, XR_952745.1:n.1257C=, XR_952745.1:n.1257C>T, rs117813846, rs58862176
G > A
SNP
P34S
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs16947 NC_000022.10:g.42523943A=, NC_000022.10:g.42523943A>G, NC_000022.11:g.42127941G=, NC_000022.11:g.42127941G>A, NG_008376.3:g.7051C=, NG_008376.3:g.7051C>T, NM_000106.5:c.886C=, NM_000106.5:c.886C>T, NM_001025161.2:c.733C=, NM_001025161.2:c.733C>T, NP_000097.3:p.Arg296=, NP_000097.3:p.Arg296Cys, NP_001020332.2:p.Arg245=, NP_001020332.2:p.Arg245Cys, NT_187682.1:g.50282A=, NT_187682.1:g.50282A>G, NW_004504305.1:g.50268G=, NW_004504305.1:g.50268G>A, NW_009646208.1:g.13507G=, NW_009646208.1:g.13507G>A, XM_005278353.1:c.742C=, XM_005278353.1:c.742C>T, XM_005278354.1:c.586C=, XM_005278354.1:c.586C>T, XM_005278354.3:c.586C=, XM_005278354.3:c.586C>T, XM_011529966.1:c.886C=, XM_011529966.1:c.886C>T, XM_011529967.1:c.886C=, XM_011529967.1:c.886C>T, XM_011529968.1:c.886C=, XM_011529968.1:c.886C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.742C=, XM_011529969.1:c.742C>T, XM_011529970.1:c.733C=, XM_011529970.1:c.733C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.742C=, XM_011529971.1:c.742C>T, XM_011529972.1:c.843+233C>T, XM_011529972.1:c.843+233T>C, XM_011547541.1:c.586C=, XM_011547541.1:c.586C>T, XM_011547750.1:c.742T=, XM_011547750.1:c.742T>C, XM_011547751.1:c.670T=, XM_011547751.1:c.670T>C, XM_011547756.1:c.-2094A>G, XM_011547756.1:c.-2094G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.586C=, XM_011548819.1:c.586C>T, XP_005278410.1:p.Arg248=, XP_005278410.1:p.Arg248Cys, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg196=, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg196Cys, XP_011528268.1:p.Arg296=, XP_011528268.1:p.Arg296Cys, XP_011528269.1:p.Arg296=, XP_011528269.1:p.Arg296Cys, XP_011528270.1:p.Arg296=, XP_011528270.1:p.Arg296Cys, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg248=, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg248Cys, XP_011528272.1:p.Arg245=, XP_011528272.1:p.Arg245Cys, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg248=, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg248Cys, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg196=, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg196Cys, XP_011546052.1:p.Cys248=, XP_011546052.1:p.Cys248Arg, XP_011546053.1:p.Cys224=, XP_011546053.1:p.Cys224Arg, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg196=, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg196Cys, XR_430455.2:n.-1930A>G, XR_430455.2:n.-1930G>A, XR_952745.1:n.2000+233C>T, XR_952745.1:n.2000+233T>C, rs117039205, rs57836231
A > G
SNP
R296C
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs28371706 NC_000022.10:g.42525772G>A, NC_000022.11:g.42129770G>A, NG_008376.3:g.5222C>T, NM_000106.5:c.320C>T, NM_001025161.2:c.320C>T, NP_000097.3:p.Thr107Ile, NP_001020332.2:p.Thr107Ile, NT_187682.1:g.52111G>A, NW_004504305.1:g.52097G>A, NW_009646208.1:g.15336G>A, XM_005278353.1:c.320C>T, XM_005278354.1:c.-532C>T, XM_005278354.3:c.-532C>T, XM_011529966.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529967.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529968.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.177C>T, XM_011529970.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.177C>T, XM_011529972.1:c.320C>T, XM_011547541.1:c.-532C>T, XM_011547750.1:c.177C>T, XM_011547751.1:c.-192C>T, XM_011547756.1:c.-265G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.-532C>T, XP_005278410.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528268.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528269.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528270.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528271.1:p.His59=, XP_011528272.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528273.1:p.His59=, XP_011528274.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011546052.1:p.His59=, XR_430455.2:n.-101G>A, XR_952745.1:n.1477C>T, rs587777915, rs59604033
G > A
SNP
T107I
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs28371725 NC_000022.10:g.42523805C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42127803C>T, NG_008376.3:g.7189G>A, NM_000106.5:c.985+39G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.832+39G>A, NT_187682.1:g.50144C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.50130C>T, NW_009646208.1:g.13369C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.685+39G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.685+39G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.985+39G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.985+39G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.985+39G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.832+39G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.844-169G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.724G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.769+39G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.724G>A, XP_011545843.1:p.Glu242Lys, XP_011547121.1:p.Glu242Lys, XR_952745.1:n.2001-169G>A, rs57124011, rs587777916
C > T
SNP
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs35742686 NC_000022.10:g.42524244delT, NC_000022.11:g.42128242delT, NG_008376.3:g.6750delA, NM_000106.5:c.775delA, NM_001025161.2:c.622delA, NP_000097.3:p.Arg259Glyfs, NP_001020332.2:p.Arg208Glyfs, NT_187682.1:g.50583delT, NW_004504305.1:g.50569delT, NW_009646208.1:g.13808delT, XM_005278353.1:c.631delA, XM_005278354.1:c.475delA, XM_005278354.3:c.475delA, XM_011529966.1:c.775delA, XM_011529967.1:c.775delA, XM_011529968.1:c.775delA, XM_011529969.1:c.631delA, XM_011529970.1:c.622delA, XM_011529971.1:c.631delA, XM_011529972.1:c.775delA, XM_011547541.1:c.475delA, XM_011547750.1:c.631delA, XM_011547751.1:c.559delA, XM_011547756.1:c.-1793delT, XM_011548819.1:c.475delA, XP_005278410.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg159Glyfs, XP_011528268.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011528269.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011528270.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_011528272.1:p.Arg208Glyfs, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_011528274.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg159Glyfs, XP_011546052.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_011546053.1:p.Arg187Glyfs, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg159Glyfs, XR_430455.2:n.-1629delT, XR_952745.1:n.1932delA, rs45593132, rs60790764
T > -
T > T
indel
R259G
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs3892097 NC_000022.10:g.42524947C=, NC_000022.10:g.42524947C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42128945C=, NC_000022.11:g.42128945C>T, NG_008376.3:g.6047G=, NG_008376.3:g.6047G>A, NM_000106.5:c.506-1A>G, NM_000106.5:c.506-1G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.353-1A>G, NM_001025161.2:c.353-1G>A, NT_187682.1:g.51286C=, NT_187682.1:g.51286C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.51272T=, NW_004504305.1:g.51272T>C, NW_009646208.1:g.14511C=, NW_009646208.1:g.14511C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_005278353.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.207-2A>G, XM_005278354.1:c.207-2G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.207-2A>G, XM_005278354.3:c.207-2G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529966.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529967.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529968.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_011529969.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.353-1A>G, XM_011529970.1:c.353-1G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_011529971.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529972.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.207-2A>G, XM_011547541.1:c.207-2G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_011547750.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.290-1A>G, XM_011547751.1:c.290-1G>A, XM_011547756.1:c.-1090C>T, XM_011547756.1:c.-1090T>C, XM_011548819.1:c.207-2A>G, XM_011548819.1:c.207-2G>A, XR_430455.2:n.-926C>T, XR_430455.2:n.-926T>C, XR_952745.1:n.1663-1A>G, XR_952745.1:n.1663-1G>A, rs1800716, rs28371711, rs60082401, rs606231227
C > T
SNP
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs5030655 NC_000022.10:g.42525086delA, NC_000022.11:g.42129084delA, NG_008376.3:g.5908delT, NM_000106.5:c.454delT, NM_001025161.2:c.353-140delT, NP_000097.3:p.Trp152Glyfs, NT_187682.1:g.51425delA, NW_004504305.1:g.51411delA, NW_009646208.1:g.14650delA, XM_005278353.1:c.363-141delT, XM_005278354.1:c.155delT, XM_005278354.3:c.155delT, XM_011529966.1:c.454delT, XM_011529967.1:c.454delT, XM_011529968.1:c.454delT, XM_011529969.1:c.311delT, XM_011529970.1:c.353-140delT, XM_011529971.1:c.311delT, XM_011529972.1:c.454delT, XM_011547541.1:c.155delT, XM_011547750.1:c.311delT, XM_011547751.1:c.238delT, XM_011547756.1:c.-951delA, XM_011548819.1:c.155delT, XP_005278411.1:p.Val52Glyfs, XP_011528268.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011528269.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011528270.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011528271.1:p.Val104Glyfs, XP_011528273.1:p.Val104Glyfs, XP_011528274.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011545843.1:p.Val52Glyfs, XP_011546052.1:p.Val104Glyfs, XP_011546053.1:p.Trp80Glyfs, XP_011547121.1:p.Val52Glyfs, XR_430455.2:n.-787delA, XR_952745.1:n.1611delT, rs11568727, rs28371709
A > -
A > A
indel
W152G
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs5030656 NC_000022.10:g.42524176_42524178delCTT, NC_000022.11:g.42128174_42128176delCTT, NG_008376.3:g.6816_6818delAAG, NM_000106.5:c.841_843delAAG, NM_001025161.2:c.688_690delAAG, NP_000097.3:p.Lys281del, NP_001020332.2:p.Lys230del, NT_187682.1:g.50515_50517delCTT, NW_004504305.1:g.50501_50503delCTT, NW_009646208.1:g.13740_13742delCTT, XM_005278353.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_005278354.1:c.541_543delAAG, XM_005278354.3:c.541_543delAAG, XM_011529966.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011529967.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011529968.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011529969.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_011529970.1:c.688_690delAAG, XM_011529971.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_011529972.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011547541.1:c.541_543delAAG, XM_011547750.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_011547751.1:c.625_627delAAG, XM_011547756.1:c.-1861_-1859del, XM_011548819.1:c.541_543delAAG, XP_005278410.1:p.Lys233del, XP_005278411.1:p.Lys181del, XP_011528268.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011528269.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011528270.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011528271.1:p.Lys233del, XP_011528272.1:p.Lys230del, XP_011528273.1:p.Lys233del, XP_011528274.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011545843.1:p.Lys181del, XP_011546052.1:p.Lys233del, XP_011546053.1:p.Lys209del, XP_011547121.1:p.Lys181del, XR_430455.2:n.-1697_-1695del, XR_952745.1:n.1998_2000delAAG, rs587777919
CTT > -
CTT > CTT
indel
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs59421388 NC_000022.10:g.42523610C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42127608C>T, NG_008376.3:g.7384G>A, NM_000106.5:c.1012G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.859G>A, NP_000097.3:p.Val338Met, NP_001020332.2:p.Val287Met, NT_187682.1:g.49949C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.49935C>T, NW_009646208.1:g.13174C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.868G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.712G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.712G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.1012G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.1012G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.1012G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.868G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.859G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.868G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.870G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.*118G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.868G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.796G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.*118G>A, XP_005278410.1:p.Val290Met, XP_005278411.1:p.Val238Met, XP_011528268.1:p.Val338Met, XP_011528269.1:p.Val338Met, XP_011528270.1:p.Val338Met, XP_011528271.1:p.Val290Met, XP_011528272.1:p.Val287Met, XP_011528273.1:p.Val290Met, XP_011528274.1:p.Thr290=, XP_011546052.1:p.Val290Met, XP_011546053.1:p.Val266Met, XR_952745.1:n.2027G>A
C > T
SNP
V338M
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs61736512 NC_000022.10:g.42525134C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42129132C>T, NG_008376.3:g.5860G>A, NM_000106.5:c.406G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.353-188G>A, NP_000097.3:p.Val136Met, NT_187682.1:g.51473C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.51459C>T, NW_009646208.1:g.14698C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.363-189G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.107G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.107G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.406G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.406G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.406G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.263G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.353-188G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.263G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.406G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.107G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.263G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.190G>A, XM_011547756.1:c.-903C>T, XM_011548819.1:c.107G>A, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg36His, XP_011528268.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011528269.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011528270.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg88His, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg88His, XP_011528274.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg36His, XP_011546052.1:p.Arg88His, XP_011546053.1:p.Val64Ile, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg36His, XR_430455.2:n.-739C>T, XR_952745.1:n.1563G>A
C > T
SNP
V136M
No VIP available CA No Variant Annotations available
rs80338792 NC_000017.10:g.62021206C>A, NC_000017.10:g.62021206C>G, NC_000017.10:g.62021206C>T, NC_000017.11:g.63943846C>A, NC_000017.11:g.63943846C>G, NC_000017.11:g.63943846C>T, NG_011699.1:g.34073G>A, NG_011699.1:g.34073G>C, NG_011699.1:g.34073G>T, NM_000334.4:c.3917G>A, NM_000334.4:c.3917G>C, NM_000334.4:c.3917G>T, NP_000325.4:p.Gly1306Ala, NP_000325.4:p.Gly1306Glu, NP_000325.4:p.Gly1306Val, XM_005257566.1:c.3917G>A, XM_005257566.1:c.3917G>C, XM_005257566.1:c.3917G>T, XM_005257566.3:c.3917G>A, XM_005257566.3:c.3917G>C, XM_005257566.3:c.3917G>T, XP_005257623.1:p.Gly1306Ala, XP_005257623.1:p.Gly1306Glu, XP_005257623.1:p.Gly1306Val
C > G
SNP
G1306A
Alleles, Functions, and Amino Acid Translations are all sourced from dbSNP 147

Overview

Generic Names
  • Mexiletina [INN-Spanish]
  • Mexiletine HCL
  • Mexiletinum [INN-Latin]
  • Mexilitine
Trade Names
  • Mexitil
Brand Mixture Names

PharmGKB Accession Id

PA450488

Type(s):

Drug

Description

Antiarrhythmic agent pharmacologically similar to lidocaine. It may have some anticonvulsant properties.

Source: Drug Bank

Indication

For the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and symptomatic premature ventricular beats, and prevention of ventricular fibrillation.

Source: Drug Bank

Other Vocabularies

Information pulled from DrugBank has not been reviewed by PharmGKB.

Pharmacology, Interactions, and Contraindications

Mechanism of Action

Mexiletine, like lidocaine, inhibits the inward sodium current required for the initiation and conduction of impulses, thus reducing the rate of rise of the action potential, Phase 0. It achieves this reduced sodium current by inhibiting sodium channels. Mexiletine decreases the effective refractory period (ERP) in Purkinje fibers in the heart. The decrease in ERP is of lesser magnitude than the decrease in action potential duration (APD), which results in an increase in the ERP/APD ratio. It does not significantly affect resting membrane potential or sinus node automaticity, left ventricular function, systolic arterial blood pressure, atrioventricular (AV) conduction velocity, or QRS or QT intervals

Source: Drug Bank

Pharmacology

Mexiletine is a local anesthetic, antiarrhythmic agent (Class Ib), structurally similar to lidocaine, but orally active. Mexiletine has fast onset and offset kinetics, meaning that they have little or no effect at slower heart rates, and more effects at faster heart rates. It shortens the action potential duration, reduces refractoriness, and decreases Vmax in partially depolarized cells with fast response action potentials. Mexiletine either does not change the action potential duration, or decreases the action potential duration.

Source: Drug Bank

Food Interaction

Take with food to reduce irritation.

Source: Drug Bank

Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination & Toxicity

Biotransformation

Primarily hepatic (85%) via CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 (primarily CYP2D6).

Source: Drug Bank

Protein Binding

50-60%

Source: Drug Bank

Absorption

Well absorbed (bioavailability 90%) from the gastrointenstinal tract.

Source: Drug Bank

Half-Life

10-12 hours

Source: Drug Bank

Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include nausea, hypotension, sinus bradycardia, paresthesia, seizures, bundle branch block, AV heart block, asystole, ventricular tachyarrythmia, including ventricular fibrillation, cardiovascular collapse, and coma.

Source: Drug Bank

Route of Elimination

Approximately 10% is excreted unchanged by the kidney. The urinary excretion of N-methylmexiletine in man is less than 0.5%.

Source: Drug Bank

Volume of Distribution

  • 5 to 7 L/lg

Source: Drug Bank

Chemical Properties

Chemical Formula

C11H17NO

Source: Drug Bank

Isomeric SMILES

Cc1cccc(c1OCC(C)N)C

Source: OpenEye

Canonical SMILES

CC(N)COC1=C(C)C=CC=C1C

Source: Drug Bank

Average Molecular Weight

179.2588

Source: Drug Bank

Monoisotopic Molecular Weight

179.131014171

Source: Drug Bank

SMILES

CC(N)COC1=C(C)C=CC=C1C

Source: Drug Bank

InChI String

InChI=1S/C11H17NO/c1-8-5-4-6-9(2)11(8)13-7-10(3)12/h4-6,10H,7,12H2,1-3H3

Source: Drug Bank

PharmGKB Curated Pathways

Pathways created internally by PharmGKB based primarily on literature evidence.

  1. Antiarrhythmic Pathway, Pharmacodynamics
    Pharmacodynamic pathway of antiarrhythmic drugs in a stylized cardiac myocyte.

External Pathways

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Genes that are associated with this drug in PharmGKB's database based on (1) variant annotations, (2) literature review, (3) pathways or (4) information automatically retrieved from DrugBank, depending on the "evidence" and "source" listed below.

Curated Information ?

EvidenceGene
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CYP2D6
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KCNH2
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SCN4A
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SCN5A

Drug Targets

Gene Description
AHR (source: Drug Bank)
SCN5A (source: Drug Bank)

Drug Interactions

Interaction Description
aminophylline - mexiletine Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
fosphenytoin - mexiletine The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - aminophylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - aminophylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - dyphylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - dyphylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - ethotoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - ethotoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - fluvoxamine Fluvoxamine increases the effect and toxicity of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - fluvoxamine Fluvoxamine increases the effect and toxicity of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - fosphenytoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - fosphenytoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - mephenytoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - mephenytoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - oxtriphylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - oxtriphylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - phenytoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - phenytoin The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - propafenone Propafenone increases the effects/toxicity of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - propafenone Propafenone increases the effects/toxicity of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - rifampin Rifampin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - rifampin Rifampin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - terfenadine Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - terfenadine Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - theophylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
mexiletine - theophylline Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
oxtriphylline - mexiletine Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
phenytoin - mexiletine The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
phenytoin - mexiletine The hydantoin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
propafenone - mexiletine Propafenone increases the effect and toxicity of mexilitine (source: Drug Bank)
propafenone - mexiletine Propafenone increases the effect and toxicity of mexilitine (source: Drug Bank)
ramelteon - mexiletine Mexiletine increases levels/toxicity of ramelteon (source: Drug Bank)
ramelteon - mexiletine Mexiletine increases levels/toxicity of ramelteon (source: Drug Bank)
rifampin - mexiletine Rifampin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
rifampin - mexiletine Rifampin decreases the effect of mexiletine (source: Drug Bank)
tacrine - mexiletine The metabolism of Tacrine, a CYP1A2 substrate, may be reduced by strong CYP1A2 inhibitors such as Mexiletine. Consider modifying therapy to avoid Tacrine toxicity. Monitor the efficacy and toxicity of Tacrine if Mexiletine is initiated, discontinued or if the dose is changed. (source: Drug Bank)
tacrine - mexiletine The metabolism of Tacrine, a CYP1A2 substrate, may be reduced by strong CYP1A2 inhibitors such as Mexiletine. Consider modifying therapy to avoid Tacrine toxicity. Monitor the efficacy and toxicity of Tacrine if Mexiletine is initiated, discontinued or if the dose is changed. (source: Drug Bank)
terfenadine - mexiletine Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias (source: Drug Bank)
terfenadine - mexiletine Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias (source: Drug Bank)
theophylline - mexiletine Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
theophylline - mexiletine Mexiletine increases the effect and toxicity of theophylline (source: Drug Bank)
thiothixene - mexiletine The strong CYP1A2 inhibitor, Mexiletine, may decrease the metabolism and clearance of Thiothixene, a CYP1A2 substrate. Consider alternate therapy or monitor for changes in Thiothixene therapeutic and adverse effects if Mexiletine is initiated, discontinued or dose changed. (source: Drug Bank)
thiothixene - mexiletine The strong CYP1A2 inhibitor, Mexiletine, may decrease the metabolism and clearance of Thiothixene, a CYP1A2 substrate. Consider alternate therapy or monitor for changes in Thiothixene therapeutic and adverse effects if Mexiletine is initiated, discontinued or dose changed. (source: Drug Bank)
tizanidine - mexiletine Mexilitene may decrease the metabolism and clearance of Tizanidine. Consider alternate therapy or use caution during co-administration. (source: Drug Bank)
trazodone - mexiletine The 2D6 inhibitor, Trazodone, may increase the efficacy of Mexiletine by decreasing Mexiletine metabolism and clearance. Monitor for changes in Mexiletine efficacy if Trazodone is initiated, discontinued or dose changed. (source: Drug Bank)
trazodone - mexiletine The 2D6 inhibitor, Trazodone, may increase the efficacy of Mexiletine by decreasing Mexiletine metabolism and clearance. Monitor for changes in Mexiletine efficacy if Trazodone is initiated, discontinued or dose changed. (source: Drug Bank)

Curated Information ?

Relationships from National Drug File - Reference Terminology (NDF-RT)

May Treat
Contraindicated With

Publications related to mexiletine: 6

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Dramatic improvement of myotonia permanens with flecainide: a two-case report of a possible bench-to-bedside pharmacogenetics strategy. European journal of clinical pharmacology. 2013. Desaphy Jean-François, et al. PubMed
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Cytochrome P450 2D6. Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 2009. Owen Ryan P, et al. PubMed
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Pharmacologic management of neuropathic pain: evidence-based recommendations. Pain. 2007. Dworkin Robert H, et al. PubMed
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Preferred mexiletine block of human sodium channels with IVS4 mutations and its pH-dependence. Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 2005. Mohammadi Bahram, et al. PubMed
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Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interaction between mexiletine and propafenone in human beings. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 2000. Labbé L, et al. PubMed
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Long QT syndrome patients with mutations of the SCN5A and HERG genes have differential responses to Na+ channel blockade and to increases in heart rate. Implications for gene-specific therapy. Circulation. 1995. Schwartz P J, et al. PubMed

LinkOuts

Web Resource:
Wikipedia
National Drug Code Directory:
0597-0068-01
DrugBank:
DB00379
ChEBI:
6916
KEGG Compound:
C07220
PubChem Compound:
4178
PubChem Substance:
46505491
9429
IUPHAR Ligand:
2629
Drugs Product Database (DPD):
2230359
BindingDB:
50117271
ChemSpider:
4034
Therapeutic Targets Database:
DAP000505
FDA Drug Label at DailyMed:
e35aa027-aef2-485d-927c-ab350f51f977

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