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Stereochemistry RACEMIC
Molecular Formula C16H18N2
Molecular Weight 238.3281
Optical Activity ( + / - )
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 1
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of NOMIFENSINE

SMILES

CN1CC(c2ccccc2)c3cccc(c3C1)N

InChI

InChIKey=XXPANQJNYNUNES-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/C16H18N2/c1-18-10-14(12-6-3-2-4-7-12)13-8-5-9-16(17)15(13)11-18/h2-9,14H,10-11,17H2,1H3

HIDE SMILES / InChI

Molecular Formula C16H18N2
Molecular Weight 238.3281
Charge 0
Count
Stereochemistry RACEMIC
Additional Stereochemistry No
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 1
E/Z Centers 0
Optical Activity ( + / - )

Nomifensine was developed by Hoechst AG as a potent inhibitor of noradrenaline, dopamine, and 5-HT uptake displayed antidepressant activity. It was first marketed in the UK in 1977 for the treatment of depression. Between 1977 and 1982 there were reports of hemolytic anemia in association with the drug, and this suspected adverse reaction was included in the 1981 edition of the data Sheet Compendium. FDA published a notice of its determination that Merital capsules were removed from the market for safety reasons.

Approval Year

Targets

Targets

Primary TargetPharmacologyConditionPotency
4.70000000000000018 nM [Ki]
26 nM [Ki]
4 µM [Ki]
Conditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Primary
Cmax

Cmax

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
84 μg/L
100 mg single, oral
dose: 100 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
NOMIFENSINE plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
53 ng/mL
100 mg single, oral
dose: 100 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
NOMIFENSINE plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: UNKNOWN
food status: UNKNOWN
AUC

AUC

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
196.8 μg × h/L
100 mg single, oral
dose: 100 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
NOMIFENSINE plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
T1/2

T1/2

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
1.9 h
100 mg single, oral
dose: 100 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
NOMIFENSINE plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
2.2 h
100 mg single, oral
dose: 100 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
NOMIFENSINE plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: UNKNOWN
food status: UNKNOWN
Funbound

Funbound

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
25%
100 mg single, oral
dose: 100 mg
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
NOMIFENSINE plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: UNKNOWN
food status: UNKNOWN
Doses

Doses

DosePopulationAdverse events​
150 mg 2 times / day multiple, oral
Studied dose
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Route: oral
Route: multiple
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Sources:
unhealthy, 18-44 years
Health Status: unhealthy
Age Group: 18-44 years
Sex: M+F
Sources:
Disc. AE: Skin rash, Fever...
AEs leading to
discontinuation/dose reduction:
Skin rash (severe, 1 patient)
Fever (severe, 1 patient)
Back pain (severe, 1 patient)
Sources:
100 mg single, intravenous
Dose: 100 mg
Route: intravenous
Route: single
Dose: 100 mg
Sources:
healthy, 22-41 years
Health Status: healthy
Age Group: 22-41 years
Sex: M+F
Sources:
AEs

AEs

AESignificanceDosePopulation
Back pain severe, 1 patient
Disc. AE
150 mg 2 times / day multiple, oral
Studied dose
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Route: oral
Route: multiple
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Sources:
unhealthy, 18-44 years
Health Status: unhealthy
Age Group: 18-44 years
Sex: M+F
Sources:
Fever severe, 1 patient
Disc. AE
150 mg 2 times / day multiple, oral
Studied dose
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Route: oral
Route: multiple
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Sources:
unhealthy, 18-44 years
Health Status: unhealthy
Age Group: 18-44 years
Sex: M+F
Sources:
Skin rash severe, 1 patient
Disc. AE
150 mg 2 times / day multiple, oral
Studied dose
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Route: oral
Route: multiple
Dose: 150 mg, 2 times / day
Sources:
unhealthy, 18-44 years
Health Status: unhealthy
Age Group: 18-44 years
Sex: M+F
Sources:
Sourcing
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
A comparison of the patterns of striatal Fos-like immunoreactivity induced by various dopamine agonists in rats.
2000 Aug 4
Characterization of the analgesic properties of nomifensine in rats.
2001 Apr
[3H]acetycholine release in rat striatal slices is not subject to dopamine heteroreceptor supersensitivity 30 months after 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the substantia nigra.
2001 Apr
The noradrenaline-dopamine interaction in the rat medial prefrontal cortex studied by multi-probe microdialysis.
2001 Apr 27
Determination of release and uptake parameters from electrically evoked dopamine dynamics measured by real-time voltammetry.
2001 Dec 15
Effects of sibutramine on the central dopaminergic system in rodents.
2001 Jul
Apoptotic signaling in dopamine-induced cell death: the role of oxidative stress, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, cytochrome c and caspases.
2001 Jul
Nomifensine reveals age-related changes in K(+)-evoked striatal DA overflow in F344 rats.
2001 May-Jun
The emergence test: effects of psychotropic drugs on neophobic disposition in Wistar Kyoto (WKY) and Sprague Dawley rats.
2001 Nov
Differential time-course profiles of dopamine release and uptake changes induced by three dopamine uptake inhibitors.
2001 Sep 15
Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) in the brain.
2002 Apr
The spinal antinociceptive effect of kyotorphin in mice: involvement of the descending noradrenergic and serotonergic systems.
2002 Aug 30
In vivo evidence for a lack of central effect of ebastine, an antihistaminic agent, in rats: a microdialysis study.
2002 Dec
Destruction of serotonergic nerve terminals prevents fluoxetine-induced desensitization of hypothalamic 5-HT(1A) receptors.
2002 Dec
Dopamine, but not norepinephrine or serotonin, reuptake inhibition reverses motor deficits in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-treated primates.
2002 Dec
Ethanol-induced, nonexocytotic [3H]dopamine release from rat nucleus accumbens slices.
2002 Jun
Characterization of nicotinic agonist-induced [(3)H]dopamine release from synaptosomes prepared from four mouse brain regions.
2002 May
Kinetic analysis of striatal clearance of exogenous dopamine recorded by chronoamperometry in freely-moving rats.
2002 Nov 15
Aged Fischer 344 rats exhibit altered locomotion in the absence of decreased locomotor activity: exacerbation by nomifensine.
2002 Nov 29
In vivo temporal sequence of rat striatal glutamate, aspartate and dopamine efflux during apomorphine, nomifensine, NMDA and PDC in situ administration.
2002 Oct
Role of cerebral dopamine but not plasma insulin, leptin and glucocorticoid in the development of tolerance to the anorectic effect of amphetamine.
2002 Sep
Bupropion inhibits nicotine-evoked [(3)H]overflow from rat striatal slices preloaded with [(3)H]dopamine and from rat hippocampal slices preloaded with [(3)H]norepinephrine.
2002 Sep
Functionally distinct dopamine and octopamine transporters in the CNS of the cabbage looper moth.
2003 Feb
Mechanism by which brain-derived neurotrophic factor increases dopamine release from the rabbit retina.
2003 Feb
Mechanisms underlying domoic acid-induced dopamine release from striatum: an in vivo microdialysis study.
2003 Oct
Enhanced attention in rhesus monkeys as a common factor for the cognitive effects of drugs with abuse potential.
2003 Sep
Prenatal cocaine exposure decreases nigrostriatal dopamine release in vitro: effects of age and sex.
2004 Aug
Methylphenidate restores ventral tegmental area dopamine neuron activity in prenatal ethanol-exposed rats by augmenting dopamine neurotransmission.
2004 May
Induction of gp130-related cytokines and activation of JAK2/STAT3 pathway in astrocytes precedes up-regulation of glial fibrillary acidic protein in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine model of neurodegeneration: key signaling pathway for astrogliosis in vivo?
2004 May 7
Involvement of dopamine receptors in the anti-immobility effects of dopamine re-uptake inhibitors in the forced swimming test.
2004 Nov 19
Reduced inhibitory action of a GABAB receptor agonist on [3H]-dopamine release from rat ventral tegmental area in vitro after chronic nicotine administration.
2004 Oct 20
Inhibitory effect of nitric oxide on dopamine transporters: interneuronal communication without receptors.
2004 Sep
Dopamine transporter function differences between male and female CD-1 mice.
2005 Feb 28
Antidepressant-like effect of D(2/3) receptor-, but not D(4) receptor-activation in the rat forced swim test.
2005 Jul
Patents

Patents

Sample Use Guides

100 mg at night
Route of Administration: Oral
In Vitro Use Guide
The effect of nomifensine on the uptake of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and dopamine (DA) into human platelet-rich plasma has been studied. A significant inhibition of DA uptake was observed at nomifensine 10(-6) M. 5-HT uptake was significantly inhibited only at nomifensine 10(-4) M or more. It was concluded, that the human platelet may be used as a model for studying DA uptake as well as that of 5-HT.
Substance Class Chemical
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Record UNII
1LGS5JRP31
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Name Type Language
NOMIFENSINE
HSDB   INN   MI   WHO-DD  
INN  
Official Name English
1,2,3,4-TETRAHYDRO-2-METHYL-4-PHENYL-8-ISOQUINOLINAMINE
Systematic Name English
2-METHYL-4-PHENYL-1,2,3,4-TETRAHYDROISOQUINOLIN-8-YLAMINE
Systematic Name English
NOMIFENSINE [MI]
Common Name English
NOMIFENSINE [HSDB]
Common Name English
8-ISOQUINOLINAMINE, 1,2,3,4-TETRAHYDRO-2-METHYL-4-PHENYL-
Systematic Name English
(+/-)-NOMIFENSINE
Common Name English
LINAMIPHEN
Common Name English
NOMIFENSINE [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
NOMIFENSIN
Brand Name English
(+/-)-NOMIFENSIN
Common Name English
NOMIFENSINE [INN]
Common Name English
ISOQUINOLINE, 8-AMINO-1,2,3,4-TETRAHYDRO-2-METHYL-4-PHENYL-
Systematic Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
NCI_THESAURUS C265
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EPA PESTICIDE CODE 600075
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WHO-VATC QN06AX04
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WHO-ATC N06AX04
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Code System Code Type Description
ChEMBL
CHEMBL273575
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FDA UNII
1LGS5JRP31
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EPA CompTox
24526-64-5
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DRUG BANK
DB04821
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INN
2920
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WIKIPEDIA
NOMIFENSINE
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DRUG CENTRAL
1958
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MESH
D009627
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EVMPD
SUB09347MIG
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NCI_THESAURUS
C72824
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HSDB
7702
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RXCUI
7500
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PRIMARY RxNorm
PUBCHEM
4528
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CAS
24526-64-5
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MERCK INDEX
M8030
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PRIMARY Merck Index
IUPHAR
4792
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