Skeletal formula of oxetorone
Space-filling model of the oxetorone molecule
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.comInternational Drug Names
ATC code
  • (3Z)-3-[1]benzofuro[3,2-c][1]benzoxepin-6(12H)-ylidene-N,N-dimethylpropan-1-amine
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ECHA InfoCard100.043.086 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass319.404 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/C21H21NO2/c1-22(2)13-7-10-17-15-8-3-5-11-19(15)23-14-18-16-9-4-6-12-20(16)24-21(17)18/h3-6,8-12H,7,13-14H2,1-2H3

Oxetorone (INN), as oxetorone fumarate (USAN) (brand names Nocertone, Oxedix), is a serotonin antagonist, antihistamine, and alpha blocker used as an antimigraine drug.[1][2][3][4] Association with hyperprolactinemia has been described[5] and antidopaminergic actions are also suspected.[6]


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