8-Chlorotheophylline

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8-Chlorotheophylline
Skeletal formula of 8-chlorotheophylline
Space-filling model of the 8-chlorotheophylline molecule
Clinical data
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administration
Oral
ATC code
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ChEBI
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ECHA InfoCard 100.001.446
Chemical and physical data
Formula C7H7ClN4O2
Molar mass 214.61 g/mol
3D model (Jmol)
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8-Chlorotheophylline, also known as 1,3-dimethyl-8-chloroxanthine, is a stimulant drug of the xanthine chemical class, with physiological effects similar to caffeine.[1] Its main use is in combination with diphenhydramine in the antiemetic dimenhydrinate. Diphenhydramine reduces nausea but causes drowsiness, and the stimulant properties of 8-Chlorotheophylline help ward off that side-effect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ S H Snyder; J J Katims; Z Annau; R F Bruns & J W Daly (May 1, 1981). "Adenosine receptors and behavioral actions of methylxanthines". PNAS. 78: 3260–3264. doi:10.1073/pnas.78.5.3260.