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IUPAC name
ATC code C01DX08
372-66-7 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL2111076 N
ChemSpider 3464 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
MeSH Heptaminol
PubChem 3590
Molar mass 145.24 g·mol−1
Density 0.895 g/mL
Boiling point 250 °C (482 °F; 523 K)
Oral, intravenous, intramuscular
Excretion Renal
Main hazards Corrosive
R-phrases R34
S-phrases S26
Flash point 105 °C (221 °F; 378 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
 N verify (what isYesY/N?)
Infobox references

Heptaminol is an amino alcohol which is classified as a vasodilator (C01DX08). It is sometimes used in the treatment of low blood pressure, particularly orthostatic hypotension. It is a potent positive inotrope (improving cardiac contraction) It is classified as a doping substance. In 2008, the cyclist Dmitriy Fofonov was tested positive at the Tour de France.[1] In June 2010, the swimmer Frédérick Bousquet was tested positive for the substance, allegedly for buying a medicine from the pharmacy.[2] In 2013, the cyclist Sylvain Georges was tested positive at the Giro d'Italia.[3] In 2014, baseball player Joel Piniero tested positive [4] as well as St. Louis Cardinals minor league baseball player Yeison Medina. [5]

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  1. ^ "Tour rider Fofonov tests positive". BBC. 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ "France swimmer Bousquet suspended in doping scandal". France24. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ "UCI notifies French rider Sylvain Georges of positive doping test at the Giro". The Associated Press. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ "Joel Pineiro suspended 50 games". ESPN. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Yeison Medina suspended 50 games". ESPN. 2014-09-16. Retrieved 2014-09-16.