|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
10-chloro- 11b-(2-chlorophenyl)- 3-methyl- 2,3,7,11b-tetrahydro [1,3]oxazolo [3,2-d] [1,4]benzodiazepin- 6(5H)-one
|CAS Registry Number|
|Synonyms||13-chloro- 2-(2-chlorophenyl)- 5-methyl- 3-oxa- 6,9-diazatricyclo[8.4.0.02,6] tetradeca- 1(10),11,13-trien- 8-one|
|Molecular mass||363.237 g/mol|
Mexazolam (marketed under the trade names Melex and Sedoxil) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. Mexazolam has been trialed for anxiety and was found to be effective in alleviating anxiety at one week follow-up, however, after three weeks of therapy mexazolam had lost its therapeutic anxiolytic properties becoming no more effective than placebo, presumably due to benzodiazepine tolerance. Mexazolam is metabolised via the CYP3A4 pathway. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors including simvastatin, simvastatin acid, lovastatin, fluvastatin, atorvastatin and cerivastatin inhibit the metabolism of mexazolam, but not the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor pravastatin.
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