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Lofexidine



Lofexidine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-[1-(2,6-dichlorophenoxy)ethyl]-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazole
Identifiers
CAS number  ?
ATC code N07BC04
PubChem  ?
Chemical data
Formula C11H12Cl2N2O 
Mol. mass 259.131 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability >90%
Protein binding 80–90%
Metabolism Hepatic glucuronidation
Half life 11 hours
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

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Legal status

POM(UK)

Routes Oral

Lofexidine is an alpha2-adrenergic receptor agonist, can be used as a short acting (short half life) anti-hypertensive, but mostly used to help with relief from symptoms of heroin or opiate withdrawal in opiate dependency. Used primarily in the United Kingdom [1]. See also clonidine.

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