Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
ATC code C07AB08 (WHO)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 30-70%
Biological half-life 5 hours
CAS Number 56980-93-9
PubChem (CID) 2663
DrugBank DB04846 YesY
ChemSpider 2563
KEGG D07660
ECHA InfoCard 100.054.980
Chemical and physical data
Formula C20H33N3O4
Molar mass 379.49 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
Chirality Racemic mixture

Celiprolol (brand names Cardem, Selectol, Celipres, Celipro, Celol, Cordiax, Dilanorm) is a medication in the class of beta blockers, used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It has a unique pharmacology: it is a selective β1 receptor antagonist, but a β2 receptor partial agonist. It is also a weak α2 receptor antagonist.

In 2010 a clinical trial has suggested a use for this medication in the prevention of vascular complications of a rare inherited disease called vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome. This study demonstrated decreased incidence of arterial rupture or dissection (a specific type of arterial rupture in which the layers of the vessel separate prior to complete failure of the artery wall).[1]


  1. Ong K-T; et al. (2010). "Effect of celiprolol on prevention of cardiovascular events in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: a prospective randomised, open, blinded-endpoints trial". Lancet. 376 (9751): 1476–1484. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60960-9. PMID 20825986.
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