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Stereochemistry RACEMIC
Molecular Formula C13H14N2O3
Molecular Weight 246.2624
Optical Activity ( + / - )
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 1
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of MEPHOBARBITAL

SMILES

CCC1(c2ccccc2)C(=NC(=O)N(C)C1=O)O

InChI

InChIKey=ALARQZQTBTVLJV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/C13H14N2O3/c1-3-13(9-7-5-4-6-8-9)10(16)14-12(18)15(2)11(13)17/h4-8H,3H2,1-2H3,(H,14,16,18)

HIDE SMILES / InChI
Mephobarbital us a barbiturate derivative used primary as an anticonvulsant, but also as a sedative and anxiolytic. Marketing of mephobarbital was discontinued in 2012.

Approval Year

Targets

Targets

Primary TargetPharmacologyConditionPotency
19 µM [EC50]
Conditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Primary
MEBARAL

Approved Use

Mephobarbital tablets are indicated for use as a sedative for the relief of anxiety, tension, and apprehension, and as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of grand mal and petit mal epilepsy.
Primary
MEBARAL

Approved Use

Mephobarbital tablets are indicated for use as a sedative for the relief of anxiety, tension, and apprehension, and as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of grand mal and petit mal epilepsy.
Cmax

Cmax

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
0.24 μg/mL
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: MALE
food status: FASTED
0.73 μg/mL
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE
food status: FASTED
AUC

AUC

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
1.29 μg × h/mL
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: MALE
food status: FASTED
7.95 μg × h/mL
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE
food status: FASTED
T1/2

T1/2

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
3.05 h
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: MALE
food status: FASTED
6.94 h
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE
food status: FASTED
Funbound

Funbound

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
32.6%
400 mg single, oral
dose: 400 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
MEPHOBARBITAL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Ependymoblastoma associated with prenatal exposure to diphenylhydantoin and methylphenobarbitone.
1985 May 1
Essential requirements for substrate binding affinity and selectivity toward human CYP2 family enzymes.
2003 Jan 1
Withdrawal of methylphenobarbitone.
2003 Jan 6
Determination of two ternary mixtures containing phenobarbitone by second derivative of the ratio spectrum-zero-crossing and HPLC methods.
2003 May
Key structural features of ligands for activation of human pregnane X receptor.
2004 Apr
The influence of sulfur substituents on the molecular geometry and packing of thio derivatives of N-methylphenobarbital.
2009 Feb
A high-throughput multivariate optimization for the simultaneous enantioseparation and detection of barbiturates in micellar electrokinetic chromatography-mass spectrometry.
2010 Aug
Patents

Sample Use Guides

Mephobarbital shoudl be administered orally. For treatment of epilepsy the average dose for adults and children 12 years of age and older: 400 mg to 600 mg daily.
Route of Administration: Oral
In Vitro Use Guide
Uptake of [36]Cl- ions by membranes from mouse brain was measured using liquid scintillation spectrometry. Mephobarbital simulated GABA-dependent Cl- uptake with EC50 of 19 uM.
Name Type Language
MEPHOBARBITAL
HSDB   JAN   MI   USP   VANDF  
Common Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL [USP MONOGRAPH]
Common Name English
METHYLPHENOBARBITAL
EP   INN   MART.   WHO-DD  
INN  
Official Name English
ISONAL
Common Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL CIV [USP-RS]
Common Name English
ENPHENEMAL
Common Name English
METHYLPHENOBARBITAL [EP MONOGRAPH]
Common Name English
METHYLPHENOBARBITONE
Common Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL [MI]
Common Name English
BARBITURIC ACID, 5-ETHYL-1-METHYL-5-PHENYL-
Systematic Name English
METHYLPHENOBARBITAL [INN]
Common Name English
MENTA-BAL
Brand Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL [JAN]
Common Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL CIV
USP-RS  
Common Name English
5-ETHYL-1-METHYL-5-PHENYLBARBITURIC ACID
Systematic Name English
PHEMETONE
Common Name English
MEBARAL
Brand Name English
2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-PYRIMIDINETRIONE, 5-ETHYL-1-METHYL-5-PHENYL-
Systematic Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL [VANDF]
Common Name English
METYLFENEMAL
Common Name English
METHYLPHENOBARBITAL [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
MEPHOBARBITAL [HSDB]
Common Name English
METHYLPHENOBARBITAL [MART.]
Common Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
DEA NO. 2250
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WHO-ATC N03AA01
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NCI_THESAURUS C67084
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WHO-VATC QN03AA01
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Code System Code Type Description
RXCUI
6758
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PRIMARY RxNorm
DRUG BANK
DB00849
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DRUG CENTRAL
1696
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EVMPD
SUB08871MIG
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CAS
115-38-8
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MESH
D008618
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PUBCHEM
8271
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ECHA (EC/EINECS)
204-085-7
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MERCK INDEX
M7191
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HSDB
3579
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NCI_THESAURUS
C76528
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ChEMBL
CHEMBL45029
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EPA CompTox
115-38-8
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INN
2901
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PRIMARY
FDA UNII
5NC67NU76B
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USP_CATALOG
1386000
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PRIMARY USP-RS
WIKIPEDIA
METHYLPHENOBARBITAL
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