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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number 33605-94-6 YesY
ATC code N06BX08
PubChem CID 65782
ChemSpider 59202
KEGG D07347 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C16H24N2O6 
Mol. mass 340.372 g/mol
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Pirisudanol (Mentis, Menthen, Mentium, Nadex, Nadexen, Nadexon, Pridana, Stivane), also known as pyrisuccideanol, is the succinic acid ester of pyridoxine (a form of vitamin B6) and of deanol (DMAE).[1] It has been used in Europe in the treatment of mild cognitive impairment as well as fatigue and depression.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  2. ^ David J. Triggle (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. ISBN 0-412-46630-9. 
  3. ^ Bathien N, Willer JC, Hugelin A (1976). "[Effect of psychotropic drugs on physiological variations and psychometric scores during attention]". L'Encéphale (in French) 2 (1): 55–60. PMID 1261486. 
  4. ^ Murphy JE (1981). "An evaluation of pyrisuccideanol maleate (Nadex) in the treatment of mild to moderate depression in patients aged 55 years and over, presenting in general practice". The Journal of International Medical Research 9 (5): 330–7. PMID 7297757. 
  5. ^ Zmorski T (September 1983). "[Experience with Nadex in an ambulatory psychiatric practice]". Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique (in German) 40 (9): 817–20. PMID 6138876.