Classification of Inorganic Drugs

Active complexes

• Bi (antiulcer and antibacterial agents)

Active metals

• Li (manic-depressive psychosis)

• Ag, Hg (antimicrobial compounds)

• 99mTc, 111In (radiodiagnostics)

• Au (rheumatoid arthritis) Active ligands Delivered by a metal ion

• Fe (antihypertensive)

• Ti, Au (anticancer) Delivered to a metal ion

• Bisphosphonates (Ca)

Source: Sadler, P.J., Adv. Inorg. Chem., 36, 1, 1991.

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