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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 21888-98-2
ATC code N04AA08
PubChem 21847
Chemical data
Formula C23H26N2O2 
Mol. mass 362.465 g/mol
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Therapeutic considerations
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Dexetimide is a piperidine anticholinergic. It is a muscarinic antagonist that has been used to treat neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism. Dexetimide was discovered at Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1968.


  • Dom R, Van Lommel R, Baro F., A quantitative study of neuroleptic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms and their response to dexetimide, a potent and long-acting antiparkinsonian agent, Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1971;47(4):399-410.
  • Huygens H, Vereecken JL, Tanghe A., Dexetimide (R 16470) in the control of neuroleptic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects. Its prophylactic value and duration of action, Psychiatr Neurol Neurochir. 1973 Jul-Aug;76(4):251-9.
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