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Name: heptabarbital
PubChem Compound ID: 10518
Molecular formula: C13H18N2O3
Molecular weight: 250.294 g/mol
5-(1-CYCLOHEPTEN-1-YL)-5-ETHYLBARBITURIC ACID; Medapan; Eudan; Noctyn; Heptbarbital; Heptabarbo [INN-Spanish]; 2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-Pyrimidinetrione, 5-(1-cyclohepten-1-yl)-5-ethyl- (9CI); 5-Ethyl-5-(1'-cycloheptenyl)-barbituric acid; Cycloheptenylethylbarbituric acid; Heptabarb.
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Name: heptabarbital
Name (isomeric): DB01354
Drug Type: small molecule
Medapan; Heptamalum; Heptamal; Medomine; Heptbarbital; Heptabarb; Heptadorm; Heptabarbum; Heptabarbitone
Category: Hypnotics and Sedatives, Barbiturates
CAS number: 509-86-4
Indication: Used mainly for sedation and hypnosis.
Mechanism of Action:
Heptabarbital (like all barbiturates) works by binding to the GABAA receptor at either the alpha or the beta sub unit. These are binding sites that are distinct from GABA itself and also distinct from the benzodiazepine binding site. Like benzodiazepines, barbiturates potentiate the effect of GABA at this receptor. This GABAA receptor binding decr...
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Biotransformation: Hepatic.
Toxicity: Symptoms of an overdose typically include sluggishness, incoordination, difficulty in thinking, slowness of speech, faulty judgment, drowsiness or coma, shallow breathing, staggering, and in severe cases coma and death.
Affected organisms: Humans and other mammals
Drug interaction:
Ethinyl EstradiolThis product may cause a slight decrease of contraceptive effect
DiethylstilbestrolThe enzyme inducer, heptabarbital, decreases the effect of the hormone agent, diethylstilbestrol.
QuinidineThe anticonvulsant, heptabarbital, decreases the effect of quinidine.
FludrocortisoneThe barbiturate, heptabarbital, may decrease the effect of the corticosteroid, fludrocortisone.
TriamcinoloneThe barbiturate, heptabarbital, may decrease the effect of the corticosteroid, triamcinolone.
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