The Full Wiki

More info on Mepyramine

Mepyramine: Wikis

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 91-84-9
59-33-6 (maleate)
ATC code R06AC01 D04AA02
PubChem 4992
Chemical data
Formula C17H23N3O 
Mol. mass 285.38 g/mol
Synonyms N-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-N-[(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl]pyridin-2-amine
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status
 Yes check.svgY(what is this?)  (verify)

Mepyramine, also known as pyrilamine, is a first generation antihistamine, targeting the H1 receptor.[1] However, it rapidly permeates the brain often causing drowsiness. It also has anticholinergic properties. It is used in over-the-counter combination products to treat the common cold and menstrual symptoms.[2]


  1. ^ Parsons, M. E. and Ganellin, C. R. (2006). "Histamine and its receptors". British Journal of Pharmacology 147: S127–S135. doi:10.1038/sj.bjp.0706440. PMID 16402096. 
  2. ^ Active Ingredients for Midol Complete

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address