Clinical data
Routes of
ATC code N06AB07 (WHO)
Legal status
Legal status
  • Uncontrolled
CAS Number 60719-82-6 N
60719-83-7 (hydrochloride)
PubChem (CID) 2081
ChemSpider 1997 YesY
UNII C4R42570ZO YesY
KEGG D02787 YesY
Chemical and physical data
Formula C13H18ClNO2
Molar mass 255.740 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
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Alaproclate (INN, USAN) (developmental code name GEA-654) is a drug that was being developed as an antidepressant by the Swedish pharmaceutical company Astra AB (now AstraZeneca) in the 1970s. It acts as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and along with zimelidine and indalpine, was one of the first of its kind. Development was discontinued due to the observation of liver complications in rodent studies. In addition to its SSRI properties, alaproclate has been found to act as a non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonist, but does not have discriminative stimulus properties similar to phencyclidine.[1][2]

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  1. Wilkinson A, Courtney M, Westlind-Danielsson A, Hallnemo G, Akerman KE (December 1994). "Alaproclate acts as a potent, reversible and noncompetitive antagonist of the NMDA receptor coupled ion flow". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 271 (3): 1314–9. PMID 7996440. (subscription required (help)).
  2. Nicholson KL, Balster RL (November 2003). "Evaluation of the phencyclidine-like discriminative stimulus effects of novel NMDA channel blockers in rats". Psychopharmacology (Berlin). 170 (2): 215–24. doi:10.1007/s00213-003-1527-6. PMID 12851738. (subscription required (help)).

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