Aprobarbital

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Aprobarbital
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Synonymsaprobarbital, Oramon, allylpropymal, Alurate, 5-isopropyl- 5-allylbarbituric acid
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FormulaC10H14N2O3
Molar mass210.23 g/mol g·mol−1
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Aprobarbital (or aprobarbitone), sold as Oramon, Somnifaine, and Allonal, is a barbiturate derivative invented in the 1920s by Ernst Preiswerk. It has sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant properties, and was used primarily for the treatment of insomnia.[1] Aprobarbital was never as widely used as more common barbiturate derivatives such as phenobarbital and is now rarely prescribed as it has been replaced by newer drugs with a better safety margin.

See also: Alphenal

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  1. ^ Reddemann H, Turk E. Oramon poisoning in infancy and childhood. Observations on 12 aprobarbital poisonings (German). Das Deutsche Gesundheitswesen. 1966 May 12;21(19):878-81.