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Other namesCX-691; ORG-24448
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Molar mass231.255 g·mol−1
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Farampator (developmental code names CX-691, ORG-24448, SCH-900460) is an ampakine drug. It was developed by Cortex Pharmaceuticals, and licensed to Organon BioSciences for commercial development. Following the purchase of Organon by Schering-Plough in 2007, the development license to farampator was transferred. The development of farampator was eventually terminated, reportedly due to concerns about cardiac toxicity.[1][2]

Farampator has been investigated for its effect on AMPA receptors and researched for potential use in the treatment of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. It was found to improve short-term memory, but impaired episodic memory. It produced side effects such as headache, somnolence and nausea. Subjects reporting side effects had significantly higher plasma levels of farampator than subjects without.[citation needed] Additional analyses revealed that in the farampator condition the group without side effects showed a significantly superior memory performance relative to the group with side effects.[3]

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  1. ^ "Farampator - AdisInsight".
  2. ^ Froestl W, Muhs A, Pfeifer A (2012). "Cognitive enhancers (nootropics). Part 1: drugs interacting with receptors". J. Alzheimers Dis. 32 (4): 793–887. doi:10.3233/JAD-2012-121186. PMID 22886028.
  3. ^ Wezenberg E, Verkes RJ, Ruigt GS, Hulstijn W, Sabbe BG (Jun 2007). "Acute effects of the ampakine farampator on memory and information processing in healthy elderly volunteers". Neuropsychopharmacology. 32 (6): 1272–83. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301257. PMID 17119538.