Iproniazid

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Iproniazid
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
N'-isopropylisonicotinohydrazide
Clinical data
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Identifiers
CAS number 54-92-2 YesY
ATC code N06AF05
PubChem CID 3748
DrugBank DB04818
ChemSpider 3617 YesY
UNII D892HFI3XA YesY
KEGG D02579 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL92401 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C9H13N3O 
Mol. mass 179.219
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Iproniazid (Marsilid, Rivivol, Euphozid, Iprazid, Ipronid, Ipronin) is a non-selective, irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine class.[1][2] It was discontinued in most of the world in the 1960s, but remained in use in France up until fairly recently.[3]

Iproniazid was the first antidepressant ever marketed. It was originally developed for the treatment of tuberculosis,[1] but in 1952, its antidepressant properties were discovered when researchers noted that patients given iproniazid became "inappropriately happy".[1] Subsequently N-isopropyl addition lead to development as an antidepressant and was approved for use in 1958.[1] It was withdrawn a few years later in 1961 due to a high incidence of hepatitis, and was replaced by less hepatotoxic drugs such as phenelzine and isocarboxazid.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Robert A. Maxwell, Shohreh B. Eckhardt (1990). Drug discovery. Humana Press. pp. 143–154. ISBN 0-89603-180-2. ISBN 9780896031807. 
  2. ^ Fagervall I, Ross SB (April 1986). "Inhibition of monoamine oxidase in monoaminergic neurones in the rat brain by irreversible inhibitors". Biochemical pharmacology 35 (8): 1381–7. doi:10.1016/0006-2952(86)90285-6. PMID 2870717. 
  3. ^ Maille F, Duvoux C, Cherqui D, Radier C, Zafrani ES, Dhumeaux D (October 1999). "[Auxiliary hepatic transplantation in iproniazid-induced subfulminant hepatitis. Should iproniazid still be sold in France?]". Gastroenterol. Clin. Biol. (in French) 23 (10): 1083–5. PMID 10592880.