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Idazoxan

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Covid-19
Routes of administration  Oral
CAS Number  79944-58-4
ChemSpider  49184
ATC code  none
PubChem CID  54459
Molar mass  204.225 g/mol
Idazoxan
Legal status  In general: uncontrolled

Idazoxan (INN) is a drug which is used in scientific research. It acts as both a selective α2 adrenergic receptor antagonist, and an antagonist for the imidazoline receptor. Idazoxan has been under investigation as an antidepressant, but it did not reach the market as such. More recently, it is under investigation as an adjunctive treatment in schizophrenia. Due to its alpha-2 receptor antagonism it is capable of enhancing therapeutic effects of antipsychotics, possibly by enhancing dopamine neurotransmission in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, a brain area thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.

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