Obeticholic Acid

    WARNING: This product is for research use only, not for human or veterinary use.

MedKoo CAT#: 522440

CAS#: 459789-99-2

Description: Obeticholic Acid (INT747; 6-ECDCA) is a novel derivative of cholic acid which acts as a potent and selective FXR agonist displaying anticholeretic activity in an in vivo rat model of cholestasis. It inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell inflammation and migration as well as promotes adipocyte differentiation and regulates adipose cell function in vivo.

Chemical Structure

Obeticholic Acid
CAS# 459789-99-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 522440
Name: Obeticholic Acid
CAS#: 459789-99-2
Chemical Formula: C26H44O4
Exact Mass: 420.32396
Molecular Weight: 420.63
Elemental Analysis: C, 74.24; H, 10.54; O, 15.21

Price and Availability

Size Price Availability Quantity
50.0mg USD 150.0 Same day
100.0mg USD 250.0 Same day
200.0mg USD 450.0 Same day
1.0g USD 850.0 Same day
2.0g USD 1450.0 Same day
5.0g USD 2650.0 Same day
10.0g USD 3650.0 Same day
20.0g USD 4650.0 Same day
100.0g USD 8650.0 2 weeks
Click to view more sizes and prices
Bulk inquiry

Synonym: 6-Ethylchenodeoxycholic acid; Obeticholic acid; INT 747; INT-747; INT747; 6-ECDCA; Ocaliva.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (4R)-4-[(3R,5S,6R,7R,8S,9S,10S,13R,14S,17R)-6-ethyl-3,7-dihydroxy-10,13-dimethyl-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-tetradecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl]pentanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H44O4/c1-5-17-21-14-16(27)10-12-26(21,4)20-11-13-25(3)18(15(2)6-9-22(28)29)7-8-19(25)23(20)24(17)30/h15-21,23-24,27,30H,5-14H2,1-4H3,(H,28,29)/t15-,16-,17-,18-,19+,20+,21+,23+,24-,25-,26-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C[C@@H]([C@H]1CC[C@@]2([H])[C@]3([H])[C@H](O)[C@H](CC)[C@]4([H])C[C@H](O)CC[C@]4(C)[C@@]3([H])CC[C@]12C)CCC(O)=O

Appearance: White to off-white solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 100.0 237.7

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 420.63 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Recalculate based on batch purity %
Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

Molarity Calculator

Calculate the mass, volume, or concentration required for a solution.

*When preparing stock solutions always use the batch-specific molecular weight of the product found on the vial label and SDS / CoA (available online).

Reconstitution Calculator

The reconstitution calculator allows you to quickly calculate the volume of a reagent to reconstitute your vial. Simply enter the mass of reagent and the target concentration and the calculator will determine the rest.


Dilution Calculator

Calculate the dilution required to prepare a stock solution.

1: LiverTox: Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; 2012-. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK548806/ PubMed PMID: 31644113.

2: Fiorucci S, Di Giorgio C, Distrutti E. Obeticholic Acid: An Update of Its Pharmacological Activities in Liver Disorders. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2019;256:283-295. doi: 10.1007/164_2019_227. Review. PubMed PMID: 31201552.

3: Patient Group Input Submissions: Obeticholic Acid (Ocaliva): (Intercept Pharma Canada, Inc.): Indication: For the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2017 Aug. No abstract available. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534960/ PubMed PMID: 30525352.

4: Pharmacoeconomic Review Report: Obeticholic Acid (Ocaliva): (Intercept Pharma Canada, Inc.): Indication: For the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2017 Aug. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534952/ PubMed PMID: 30525351.

5: CADTH Canadian Drug Expert Committee Recommendation: Obeticholic Acid (Ocaliva — Intercept Pharmaceuticals Canada): Indication: Primary biliary cholangitis [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2017 Jul. No abstract available. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534959/ PubMed PMID: 30525350.

6: Clinical Review Report: Obeticholic Acid (Ocaliva): (Intercept Pharmaceuticals Canada, Inc.): Indication: For the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2017 Aug. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534942/ PubMed PMID: 30525349.

7: Abenavoli L, Falalyeyeva T, Boccuto L, Tsyryuk O, Kobyliak N. Obeticholic Acid: A New Era in the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2018 Oct 11;11(4). pii: E104. doi: 10.3390/ph11040104. Review. PubMed PMID: 30314377; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6315965.

8: Hvas CL, Ott P, Paine P, Lal S, Jørgensen SP, Dahlerup JF. Obeticholic acid for severe bile acid diarrhea with intestinal failure: A case report and review of the literature. World J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 7;24(21):2320-2326. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i21.2320. Review. PubMed PMID: 29881241; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5989246.

9: Gitto S, Guarneri V, Sartini A, Andreone P. The use of obeticholic acid for the management of non-viral liver disease: current clinical practice and future perspectives. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Feb;12(2):165-171. doi: 10.1080/17474124.2018.1399060. Epub 2017 Nov 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 29082798.

10: Jhaveri MA, Kowdley KV. New developments in the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis - role of obeticholic acid. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2017 Aug 21;13:1053-1060. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S113052. eCollection 2017. Review. PubMed PMID: 28860789; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5572954.

11: Bowlus CL. Obeticholic acid for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis in adult patients: clinical utility and patient selection. Hepat Med. 2016 Sep 1;8:89-95. doi: 10.2147/HMER.S91709. eCollection 2016. Review. PubMed PMID: 27621676; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5012622.

12: Ali AH, Lindor KD. Obeticholic acid for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2016 Sep;17(13):1809-15. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2016.1218471. Epub 2016 Aug 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 27468093.

13: Markham A, Keam SJ. Obeticholic Acid: First Global Approval. Drugs. 2016 Aug;76(12):1221-6. doi: 10.1007/s40265-016-0616-x. Review. PubMed PMID: 27406083.

14: Trivedi PJ, Hirschfield GM, Gershwin ME. Obeticholic acid for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2016;9(1):13-26. doi: 10.1586/17512433.2015.1092381. Epub 2015 Nov 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 26549695.

15: Arrese M, Cabrera D, Barrera F. Obeticholic acid: expanding the therapeutic landscape of NASH. Ann Hepatol. 2015 May-Jun;14(3):430-2. Review. PubMed PMID: 25864227.

16: Silveira MG, Lindor KD. Obeticholic acid and budesonide for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2014 Feb;15(3):365-72. doi: 10.1517/14656566.2014.873404. Epub 2014 Jan 2. Review. PubMed PMID: 24382005.