Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number
ATC code None
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C11H12N2O2 
Mol. mass 204.225 g/mol

Thozalinone (Stimsen) is a psychostimulant that has been used as an antidepressant in Europe.[1][2][3][4] It has also been trialed as an anorectic.[5] Thozalinone likely acts via inducing the release of norepinephrine and dopamine as with its analogues pemoline and aminorex.[1][6][7]

See also


  1. ^ a b Greenblatt EN, Osterberg AC (July 1965). "Some pharmacologic properties of thozalinone, a new excitant".  
  2. ^ Dictionary of organic compounds. London: Chapman & Hall. 1996.  
  3. ^ Merck index on CD-ROM: Windows. London: Chapman & Hall EPD. 1998.  
  4. ^ Gallant DM, Bishop MP, Scrignar CB, Hornsby L, Moore B, Inturrisi BB (December 1966). "A double-blind study of thozalinone (C1 39,808) in depressed outpatients". Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental 8 (12): 621–2.  
  5. ^ Leite AC, Liepen LL, Costa VP (September 1971). "[Clinical trial of Stimsem Thozalinone in the treatment of obese patients]". Revista Brasileira De Medicina (in Portuguese) 28 (9): 475–8.  
  6. ^ Yen-Koo HC, Balazs T (1980). "Detection of dopaminergic supersensitivity induced by neuroleptic drugs in mice". Drug and Chemical Toxicology 3 (2): 237–47.  
  7. ^ Yen-Koo HC, Davis DA, Balazs T (1985). "Inhibition of dopaminergic agonist-induced gnawing behavior by neuroleptic drugs in mice". Drug and Chemical Toxicology 8 (6): 495–502.