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Didesmethylescitalopram skeletal.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS or S)-1-[3-aminopropyl]-1-
Legal status
Legal status
  • uncontrolled
ATC code none
ChemSpider 23935928 N
Chemical data
Formula C18H17FN2O
Molar mass 296.338783 g/mol
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Didesmethylcitalopram is an active metabolite of the antidepressant drug citalopram (racemic). Didesmethylescitalopram is an active metabolite of the antidepressant escitalopram, the S-enantiomer of citalopram. Like citalopram and escitalopram, didesmethyl(es)citalopram functions as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and is responsible for some of its parents' therapeutic benefits.

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