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Nalorphine dinicotinate

Nalorphine dinicotinate
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Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
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Molar mass521.563 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

Nalorphine dinicotinate (trade name Nimelan), also known as N-allylnormorphine dinicotinate, dinicotinoylnalorphine, or niconalorphine, is a semisynthetic, mixed opioid agonist-antagonist which is described as a narcotic antagonist but may produce limited analgesia and sedation at higher doses in opioid naive patients (with limited euphoria and dependence liability).[1][2] It is the 3,6-dinicotinate ester of nalorphine, and is therefore the nalorphine analogue of nicomorphine (which is the 3,6-dinicotinate ester of morphine).

As nalorphine dinicotinate is only regulated at the Rx (prescription required) drug, it would be legal to possess with a valid prescription should a patient manage to acquire it.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. pp. 851–. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3.
  2. ^ Lemuel B. Wingard (1991). Human pharmacology: molecular-to-clinical. Mosby-Year Book. ISBN 978-0-8016-5632-3. Retrieved 11 May 2012.