Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Pregnancy cat.  ?
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Routes Oral
CAS number 4684-87-1
ATC code None
PubChem CID 20811
ChemSpider 19587 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C8H20N2 
Mol. mass 144.26 g/mol
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Octamoxin (trade names Ximaol, Nimaol), also known as 2-octylhydrazine, is an irreversible and nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine class that was used as an antidepressant in the 1960s but is now no longer marketed.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Dictionary of pharmacological agents - Google Books". http://books.google.com/books?id=A0THacd46ZsC&lpg=PA1323&ots=IIjkfFzga1&dq=octamoxin%20ximaol&pg=PA1323#v=onepage&q=octamoxin%20ximaol&f=false. 
  2. ^ "13-06781. Octamoxin [Archived: The Merck Index"]. http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/merck/2009/13-06781.htm. 
  3. ^ Levy J, Michel-Ber E (1966). "[Relations between the antidepressive effects of octamoxine revealed by 3 pharmacological tests and inhibition of cerebral monoamine oxidase in mice]" (in French). Thérapie 21 (4): 929–45. PMID 5925088. 
  4. ^ Gayral L, Stern H, Puyuelo R (1966). "[Indications and results of the treatment of mental depression by octamoxine (ximaol)]" (in French). Thérapie 21 (5): 1183–90. PMID 5976767.