Skeletal formula of milacemide
Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
MeSH milacemide
  • InChI=1S/C7H16N2O/c1-2-3-4-5-9-6-7(8)10/h9H,2-6H2,1H3,(H2,8,10) checkY
Molar mass 144.218 g·mol−1
log P 0.754
Related compounds
Related compounds
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Milacemide (INN)[2] is an MAO-B inhibitor and glycine prodrug.[3] It has been studied for its effects on human memory and as a potential treatment for the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.[4] Early clinical trials did not show positive results however,[3] and the drug is now abandoned and it is sold as a nonprescription drug or supplement. While milacemide is not an amino-acid, it acts similarly to glycine in the brain.[5]


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  2. ^ "International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances. Supplement to WHO Chronicle, 1983, Vol. 37, No. 6 (December). Recommended International Nonproprietary Names (Rec. INN): List 23" (PDF). World Health Organization. p. 6. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Dysken, MW; Mendels, J; LeWitt, P; Reisberg, B; Pomara, N; Wood, J; Skare, S; Fakouhi, JD; Herting, RL (May 1992). "Milacemide: a placebo-controlled study in senile dementia of the Alzheimer type". Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 40 (5): 503–6. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.1992.tb02019.x. PMID 1634705. S2CID 34816755.
  4. ^ Harris, Carol Turkington ; foreword by Joseph R. (2002). The encyclopedia of the brain and brain disorders (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-4774-X. Archived from the original on 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  5. ^ Theodore I. Lidsky and Jay S. Schneider Phd, Brain Candy (2001). Brain Candy. New York, United States Of America. Simon & Schuster. ((cite book)): External link in |location= (help)CS1 maint: location (link)