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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 17243-09-9
ATC code N05BD01
PubChem 28425
Chemical data
Formula C18H19N 
Mol. mass 249.35 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism Hepatic
Half life 2 to 3 hours
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
Routes IV, oral

Benzoctamine is a drug that possessess sedative and anxiolytic properties. It is different from most sedative drugs because in most clinical trials it does not produce respiratory depression, but actually stimulates the respiratory system. When co-administered with other drugs that cause respiratory depression, like morphine, it can cause increased respiratory depression. Peak effects are reached at about an hour, and effects wear off after about 2-3 hours. This drug is also used as a sedative in the hospital scene in patients who have respiratory failure.


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