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Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Molecular Formula C21H25N
Molecular Weight 291.4307
Optical Activity NONE
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of MELITRACEN

SMILES

CC1(C)c2ccccc2C(=CCCN(C)C)c3ccccc31

InChI

InChIKey=GWWLWDURRGNSRS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/C21H25N/c1-21(2)19-13-7-5-10-17(19)16(12-9-15-22(3)4)18-11-6-8-14-20(18)21/h5-8,10-14H,9,15H2,1-4H3

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Description
Curator's Comment:: Description was created based on several sources, including https://www.aci-bd.com/Brand/Adelax.pdf and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18331614

Melitracen (HCl) is a tricyclic antidepressant with actions and effects similar to amitriptyline.Melitracen (HCl) is given orally in the treatment of depression. It should be withdrawn gradually to reduce the risk of withdrawl symptoms. Melitracen (HCl) is primarily indicated in conditions like Anxiety, Asthenia, Depression, gastro-intestinal disorders associated with anxiety and agitation. Melitracen is marketed in Europe and Japan by Lundbeck and Takeda, respectively, for the treatment of depression and anxiety. In addition to single drug preparations, it is also available as Deanxit, a combination product containing both melitracen and flupentixol. The way this drug works hasn’t been thoroughly researched, but some hypothesize that it may work similarly to the drugs Imipramine and Amitriptyline. In comparison to older TCAs, this drug is thought to work more quickly with more favorable side effects.

CNS Activity

Curator's Comment:: Melitracen acts in the brain

Originator

Curator's Comment:: Melitracen was patented in 1963 by Kefalas A/S

Approval Year

Conditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Primary
Deanxit

Approved Use

Anxiety − Depression − Asthenia. Neurasthenia, Psychogenic depression. Depressive neuroses. Masked depression. Psychosomatic affections accompanied by anxiety and apathy. Menopausal depressions. Dysphoria and depression in alcoholics and drug-addicts.

Launch Date

8.8361278E11
Primary
Deanxit

Approved Use

Anxiety − Depression − Asthenia. Neurasthenia, Psychogenic depression. Depressive neuroses. Masked depression. Psychosomatic affections accompanied by anxiety and apathy. Menopausal depressions. Dysphoria and depression in alcoholics and drug-addicts.

Launch Date

8.8361278E11
Primary
Deanxit

Approved Use

Anxiety − Depression − Asthenia. Neurasthenia, Psychogenic depression. Depressive neuroses. Masked depression. Psychosomatic affections accompanied by anxiety and apathy. Menopausal depressions. Dysphoria and depression in alcoholics and drug-addicts.

Launch Date

8.8361278E11
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Solid-phase extraction and analysis of 20 antidepressant drugs in human plasma by LC/MS with SSI method.
2006 Oct 16
Validation of a sensitive LC/MS/MS method for simultaneous quantitation of flupentixol and melitracene in human plasma.
2007 Dec 21
Comparison of electron and chemical ionization modes by validation of a quantitative gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric assay of new generation antidepressants and their active metabolites in plasma.
2007 Dec 28
Purple urine bag syndrome in nursing homes: ten elderly case reports and a literature review.
2008
Clinical trial: a randomized controlled cross-over study of flupenthixol + melitracen in functional dyspepsia.
2008 Jun 1
[Efficacy and safety of Deanxit combined with Wuling Capsule in treating post-stroke depression: a randomized controlled trial].
2008 Mar
Determination of antidepressants in human postmortem blood, brain tissue, and hair using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
2009 Nov
[Study on catgut implantation therapy compared with Deanxit for treatment of depression].
2010 Aug
[Comparative study on abdominal acupuncture and western medicine for treatment of menopause depressive disorder].
2010 Nov
Patents

Sample Use Guides

Oral Depression Adult: Initially, 25 mg bid-tid, gradually increased to 225 mg daily if necessary. Elderly: Initially, 25 mg daily.
Route of Administration: Oral
In Vitro Use Guide
Unknown
Name Type Language
MELITRACEN
INN   MI   WHO-DD  
INN  
Official Name English
1-PROPANAMINE, 3-(10,10-DIMETHYL-9(10H)-ANTHRACENYLIDENE)-N,N-DIMETHYL-
Systematic Name English
ADELAX
Brand Name English
MELITRACEN [INN]
Common Name English
MELITRACEN [MI]
Common Name English
MELITRACEN [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
WHO-VATC QN06CA02
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WHO-ATC N06AA14
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WHO-VATC QN06AA14
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WHO-ATC N06CA02
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Code System Code Type Description
PUBCHEM
25382
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PRIMARY
ECHA (EC/EINECS)
225-858-5
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ChEMBL
CHEMBL110094
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WIKIPEDIA
MELITRACEN
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MERCK INDEX
M7161
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PRIMARY Merck Index
CAS
5118-29-6
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NCI_THESAURUS
C174875
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB08725MIG
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DRUG BANK
DB13384
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PRIMARY
RXCUI
446248
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PRIMARY RxNorm
EPA CompTox
5118-29-6
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PRIMARY
DRUG CENTRAL
1675
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PRIMARY
FDA UNII
Q7T0Y1109Z
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PRIMARY
INN
1568
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