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CAS number 126-93-2
ATC code None
PubChem CID 31365
ChemSpider 29098
Chemical data
Formula C8H15NO2 
Mol. mass 157.21 g/mol
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Oxanamide (Quiactin) is an anxiolytic and muscle relaxant which can produce sedative and hypnotic effects in sufficiently high doses.[1] An uncontrolled trial on patients treated in a clinical gynecology practice published in 1959 found that oxanamide was efficacious in the treatment of anxiety resulting from premenstrual syndrome, menopause, and various other causes, with minimal sedation or other side effects.[2]


  1. ^ Kuhn, WL; Ketteler, HJ; Van Maanen, EF (1960). "Effects of oxanamide on the central nervous system". Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 103: 101–3. PMID 14412594. 
  2. ^ Robert B. Woodhull (1959). "OXANAMIDE—Adjunctive Use of a New Tranquilizer in Gynecology". California Medicine 90 (4): 275–7. PMC 1577644. PMID 13638840.