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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 4684-87-1
ATC code  ?
PubChem 20811
ChemSpider 19587
Chemical data
Formula C8H20N2
Mol. mass 144.26 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
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Therapeutic considerations
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Legal status
Routes Oral

Octamoxin (Ximaol, Nimaol), also known as 2-octylhydrazine, is an irreversible and nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine chemical class that was used as an antidepressant in the 1960s, but is now no longer marketed. [1] [2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Dictionary of pharmacological agents - Google Books".  
  2. ^ "13-06781. Octamoxin [Archived: The Merck Index"].  
  3. ^ Levy J, Michel-Ber E (1966). "[Relations between the antidepressive effects of octamoxine revealed by 3 pharmacological tests and inhibition of cerebral monoamine oxidase in mice]" (in French). Thérapie 21 (4): 929–45. PMID 5925088.  
  4. ^ Gayral L, Stern H, Puyuelo R (1966). "[Indications and results of the treatment of mental depression by octamoxine (ximaol)]" (in French). Thérapie 21 (5): 1183–90. PMID 5976767.  

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