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Isometheptene



Isometheptene
Systematic (IUPAC) name
N,6-dimethylhept-5-en-2-amine
Identifiers
CAS number 503-01-5
ATC code A03AX10
PubChem 22297
Chemical data
Formula C9H19N 
Mol. mass 141.254 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
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Therapeutic considerations
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Legal status
Routes Oral

Isometheptene (usually as isometheptene mucate) is a sympathomimetic amine sometimes used in the treatment of migraines and tension headaches due to its vasoconstricting properties, that is, it causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels (arteries and veins). Along with paracetamol and dichloralphenazone, it is one of the constituents of Amidrine.

Additional recommended knowledge

Chemistry

Isometheptene is a monounsaturated aliphatic secondary amine.


 
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