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ATC code None
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  • ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number 5942-95-0
PubChem (CID) 2580
ChemSpider 2482
ECHA InfoCard 100.025.182
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Formula C28H38N4O
Molar mass 446.62 g/mol
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Carpipramine (Prazinil, Defekton) is an atypical antipsychotic used for the treatment of schizophrenia and anxiety in France and Japan.[1][2][3][4] In addition to its neuroleptic and anxiolytic effects, carpipramine also has hypnotic properties.[3] It is structurally related to both tricyclics like imipramine and butyrophenones like haloperidol.[3]

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  1. Deniker P, Lôo H, Zarifian E, Verdeaux G, Garreau G (1977). "[A new psychotropic drug: carpipramine, intermediate compound between 2 therapeutic classes]". Encephale (in French). 3 (2): 133–48. PMID 19231.
  2. Pislová J, Pisl I, Petránová T, Petrová M (August 1974). "Clinical experience with carpipramine (Defekton)". Acta Nerv Super (Praha). 16 (3): 168–9. PMID 4608287.
  3. 1 2 3 José Miguel Vela; Helmut Buschmann; Jörg Holenz; Antonio Párraga; Antoni Torrens (2007). Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Anxiolytics: From Chemistry and Pharmacology to Clinical Application. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. ISBN 3-527-31058-4.
  4. Swiss Pharmaceutical Society (2000). Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory (Book with CD-ROM). Boca Raton: Medpharm Scientific Publishers. ISBN 3-88763-075-0.
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