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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(3S)-5-(2-chlorophenyl)-3-methyl-7-nitro-1,3-dihydro-2 H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one
CAS number 58662-84-3
ATC code none
PubChem 3033985
Chemical data
Formula C 16H12ClN3O3  
Mol. mass 329.74
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Meclonazepam ((S)-3-methylclonazepam) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative similar in structure to clonazepam.[1] It has sedative and anxiolytic actions like those of other benzodiazepines,[1] and also has anti-parasitic effects against the parasitic worm Schistosoma mansoni.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Ansseau M, Doumont A, Thiry D, von Frenckell R, Collard J. Initial study of methylclonazepam in generalized anxiety disorder. Evidence for greater power in the cross-over design. Psychopharmacology (Berlin). 1985;87(2):130-5.
  2. ^ O'Boyle C, Lambe R, Darragh A. Central effects in man of the novel schistosomicidal benzodiazepine meclonazepam. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 1985;29(1):105-8.

Further reading

  • Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Naguiba Loutfy, Azza Hassan. Experimentally promising antischistosomal drugs: a review of some drug candidates not reaching the clinical use.Parasitology Research;Available from:


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