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CAS number 3731-59-7 YesY
PubChem 71655
ChemSpider 64715
EC number 223-093-1
KEGG D07250 YesY
ATC code J05AX01
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C6H13N5O
Molar mass 171.20 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Moroxydine is an antiviral drug that was originally developed in the 1950s as an influenza treatment. It has potential applications against a number of RNA and DNA viruses.[1] Structurally moroxydine is a heterocyclic biguanidine.

It was reported in March 2014 that three kindergartens in two provinces of China had been found to be secretly dosing their students with moroxydine hydrochloride to try to prevent them from becoming ill. The kindergartens are paid only for the days that pupils attend and wanted to ensure that they maximised their earnings.[2]


  1. ^ Sheppard, S. (1994). "Moroxydine: The story of a mislaid antiviral". Acta dermato-venereologica. Supplementum 183: 1–9. PMID 9868507.  edit
  2. ^ Moore, Malcolm (2014-03-20). "China: All children to be given drug tests after schools caught medicating pupils". The Age. Retrieved 2014-03-20.