Isometheptene

Isometheptene

Isometheptene
Systematic (IUPAC) name
N,6-dimethylhept-5-en-2-amine
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com
MedlinePlus
Legal status
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Routes Oral
Identifiers
CAS number  YesY
ATC code A03
PubChem
DrugBank
ChemSpider  YesY
UNII  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C9H19N 
Mol. mass 141.254 g/mol
 YesY   

Isometheptene (usually as isometheptene mucate) is a sympathomimetic amine sometimes used in the treatment of migraines and tension headaches due to its vasoconstricting properties, that is, it causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels (arteries and veins). Along with paracetamol and dichloralphenazone, it is one of the constituents of Amidrine.

Chemistry

Isometheptene is a monounsaturated aliphatic secondary amine.

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