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Gaboxadol
Systematic (IUPAC) name
4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoxazolo[5,4-c]pyridin-3(2H)-one
Identifiers
CAS number 64603-91-4
ATC code none
PubChem 3448
Chemical data
Formula C6H8N2O2 
Mol. mass 140.14 g/mol
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status

Gaboxadol is an experimental sleep aid drug developed by Lundbeck and Merck. In March, 2007, Merck and H. Lundbeck cancelled work on the drug, citing safety concerns and the failure of an efficacy trial. It acts on the GABA system, but in a very different way than benzodiazepines and Z-drugs (zolpidem, zaleplon, etc). Lundbeck states that gaboxadol also increases deep sleep (stage 4).

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