Desmethylcitalopram

Desmethylcitalopram

Desmethylcitalopram
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS/S)-1-[3-(methylamino)propyl]-1-
(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitrile
Clinical data
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ATC code None
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Chemical data
Formula C19H19FN2O
Molecular mass 310.14814 g/mol
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Desmethylcitalopram is an active metabolite of the antidepressant drugs citalopram (racemic) and escitalopram (the S-enantiomer, which would be called desmethylescitalopram). Like citalopram and escitalopram, desmethylcitalopram functions as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and is responsible for some of its parents' therapeutic benefits.

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