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Benactyzine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-(diethylamino)ethyl hydroxy(diphenyl)acetate
Identifiers
CAS number 302-40-9
ATC code none
PubChem 9330
ChemSpider 8966
Chemical data
Formula C20H25NO3 
Mol. mass 327.417 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status Prescription only
Routes Oral
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Benactyzine (Suavitil, Phebex, Phobex, Cedad, Cevanol, Deprol, Lucidil, Morcain, Nutinal, Parasan) is an anticholinergic drug used as an antidepressant in the treatment of depression and associated anxiety.[1] However, its use for these indications is limited by side effects such as dry mouth and nausea, and at high doses it can cause more severe symptoms such as deliriant and hallucinogenic effects. Consequently, it is no longer widely used in medicine, although it is still a useful drug for scientific research.

References

  1. ^ McLaughlin B, Rickels K, Abidi M, Toro R. Meprobamate-benactyzine (Deprol) and placebo in two depressed outpatient populations. Psychosomatics. 1969 Mar-Apr;10(2):73-81.







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