Desmethylcitalopram
Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: uncontrolled
Pharmacokinetic data
Elimination half-life50 h
Identifiers
  • (RS/S)-1-[3-(Methylamino)propyl]-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitrile
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.057.776 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC19H19FN2O
Molar mass310.372 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • CNCCCC1(C2=C(CO1)C=C(C=C2)C#N)C3=CC=C(C=C3)F
  • InChI=1S/C19H19FN2O/c1-22-10-2-9-19(16-4-6-17(20)7-5-16)18-8-3-14(12-21)11-15(18)13-23-19/h3-8,11,22H,2,9-10,13H2,1H3 ☒N
  • Key:PTJADDMMFYXMMG-UHFFFAOYSA-N ☒N
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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).[1] Like citalopram and escitalopram, desmethylcitalopram functions as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and is responsible for some of its parents' therapeutic benefits.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Desmethylcitalopram". Human Metabolome Database.