CYP2E1 Substrates

    CYP2E1 substrates include, but are not limited to, acetaminophen, ethanol, and theophylline. See glossary page for more information.


    CYP2E1 substrates are compounds that are metabolized by CYP2E1 (a cytochrome P450 enzyme), but do not necessarily affect its activity.

    In the presence of CYP2E1 inhibitors or inducers, the metabolism of CYP2E1 substrates can be affected.

    The table below outlines some of the most common or clinically relevant CYP2E1 substrates.[1][2][3] Importantly, this list is not exhaustive.

    CYP2E1 Substrates


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