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Title: Benmoxin  
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Subject: Metfendrazine, Mebanazine, Safrazine, Octamoxin, Phenoxypropazine
Collection: Benzamides, Hydrazides, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number  N
ATC code None
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C15H16N2O 
Mol. mass 240.30 g/mol

Benmoxin (trade names Neuralex, Nerusil), also known as mebamoxine, is an irreversible and nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine class.[1][2] It was synthesized in 1967 and was subsequently used as an antidepressant in Europe, but is now no longer marketed.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Ganellin, C. R.; Triggle, David J. (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents, Volumes 1-2. Chapman & Hall. p. 229.  
  2. ^ a b Swiss Pharmaceutical Society (2000). Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory (Book with CD-ROM). Boca Raton: Medpharm Scientific Publishers.  

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