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Systematic (IUPAC) name
5H-dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten-5-one O-(2-(methylamino)ethyl)oxime
Clinical data
Legal status Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number 18059-99-9
ATC code None
PubChem CID 28876
ChemSpider 26858
Chemical data
Formula C18H18N2O 
Mol. mass 278.35 g/mol

Demexiptiline (Deparon, Tinoran) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) used in France for the treatment of depression.[1][2] It acts primarily as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor similarly to desipramine.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Swiss Pharmaceutical Society (2000). Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory (Book with CD-ROM). Boca Raton: Medpharm Scientific Publishers. p. 301. ISBN 3-88763-075-0. 
  2. ^ David J. Triggle (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. p. 583. ISBN 0-412-46630-9. 
  3. ^ Teste JF, Pelsy-Johann I, Decelle T, Boulu RG (1993). "Anti-immobility activity of different antidepressant drugs using the tail suspension test in normal or reserpinized mice". Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology 7 (5): 219–26. doi:10.1111/j.1472-8206.1993.tb00235.x. PMID 8370568. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Martin A, Masson JM, Jusseaume P, Beloncle M, Voisinet C (November 1981). "[Demexiptiline in the treatment of melancholic states (reflections after 3 years of use)]". Annales Médico-psychologiques (in French) 139 (9): 1023–35.