Bifemelane

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Bifemelane
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-methyl-4-[2-(phenylmethyl)phenoxy]butan-1-amine
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Legal status
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Identifiers
CAS number 90293-01-9 YesY
ATC code N06AX08
PubChem CID 2377
ChemSpider 2286 YesY
UNII Z4501GN13G YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1192517 N
Chemical data
Formula C18H23NO 
Molecular mass 269.381 g/mol
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Bifemelane (Alnert, Celeport) is a pharmaceutical drug used in the treatment of senile dementia in Japan.[1] It has nootropic, neuroprotective, and antidepressant effects, and acts through the cholinergic system in the brain.[2][3][4] Bifemelane is also useful for the treatment of glaucoma.[5]

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  1. ^ David J. Triggle (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. p. 265. ISBN 0-412-46630-9. 
  2. ^ Kondo, Y; Ogawa, N; Asanuma, M; Matsuura, K; Nishibayashi, K; Iwata, E (1996). "Preventive effects of bifemelane hydrochloride on decreased levels of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor and its mRNA in a rat model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion". Neuroscience research 24 (4): 409–14. doi:10.1016/0168-0102(95)01017-3. PMID 8861111. 
  3. ^ Egashira, T; Takayama, F; Yamanaka, Y (1996). "Effects of bifemelane on muscarinic receptors and choline acetyltransferase in the brains of aged rats following chronic cerebral hypoperfusion induced by permanent occlusion of bilateral carotid arteries". Japanese journal of pharmacology 72 (1): 57–65. doi:10.1254/jjp.72.57. PMID 8902600. 
  4. ^ Moryl E, Danysz W, Quack G (June 1993). "Potential antidepressive properties of amantadine, memantine and bifemelane". Pharmacology & Toxicology 72 (6): 394–7. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0773.1993.tb01351.x. PMID 8361950. 
  5. ^ Shigemitsu, T; Majima, Y (1996). "Use of bifemelane hydrochloride in improving and maintaining the visual field of patients with glaucoma". Clinical therapeutics 18 (1): 106–13. doi:10.1016/S0149-2918(96)80183-4. PMID 8851457.