Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
ATC code C01DX03 (WHO)
CAS Number 15687-41-9 YesY
PubChem (CID) 27454
CID 5489013
ChemSpider 4590049
KEGG D08321 YesY
Chemical and physical data
Formula C19H23NO3
Molar mass 313.39 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Oxyfedrine is a vasodilator and a β adrenoreceptor agonist. It was found to depress the tonicity of coronary vessels, improve myocardial metabolism (so that heart can sustain hypoxia better) and also exert a positive chronotropic and inotropic effects, thereby not precipitating angina pectoris. The latter property (positive chronotropic and inotropic effects) is particularly important, because other vasodilators used in angina may be counter productive causing coronary steal phenomenon.

Synergistic effects with antibiotics have been suggested.[1]


  1. Mazumdar, Kaushiki; Dutta, Noton Kumar; Kumar, Kuppusamy Asok; Dastidar, Sujata Ghosh (April 2005). "In vitro and in vivo synergism between tetracycline and the cardiovascular agent oxyfedrine HCl against common bacterial strains". Biol. Pharm. Bull. 28 (4): 713–7. doi:10.1248/bpb.28.713. PMID 15802815.
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