Desmethylcitalopram

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Desmethylcitalopram
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS/S)-1-[3-(methylamino)propyl]-1-
(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitrile
Clinical data
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  • Uncontrolled
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[//www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/mesh/2009/MB_cgi?term=62498-67-3 (chlorhydrate is numbered 144010-85-5)&rn=1 62498-67-3

(chlorhydrate is numbered 144010-85-5)] N
ATC code None
PubChem CID 162180
ChemSpider 142424 N
Chemical data
Formula C19H19FN2O 
Mol. mass 310.14814 g/mol
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Desmethylcitalopram is an active metabolite of the antidepressant drugs citalopram (racemic) and escitalopram (the S-enantiomer, which would be called desmethylescitalopram). Like citalopram and escitalopram, desmethylcitalopram functions as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and is responsible for some of its parents' therapeutic benefits.

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