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Title: Desmethylcitalopram  
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Language: English
Subject: Desmethylsertraline, RS-56812, BRL-54443, MPPF, 6-Chloro-5-ethoxy-N-(pyridin-2-yl)indoline-1-carboxamide
Collection: Human Drug Metabolites, Isobenzofurans, Nitriles, Organofluorides
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Uncontrolled
CAS Registry Number

ATC code None
PubChem CID:
ChemSpider  N
Chemical data
Formula C19H19FN2O
Molecular mass 310.14814 g/mol

Desmethylcitalopram is an active metabolite of the antidepressant drugs citalopram (racemic) and escitalopram (the S-enantiomer, which would be called desmethylescitalopram). Like citalopram and escitalopram, desmethylcitalopram functions as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and is responsible for some of its parents' therapeutic benefits.

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