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Molar mass411.472 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

Ro48-8684 is a water-soluble benzodiazepine derivative developed by Hoffman-LaRoche in the 1990s, which was designed along with Ro48-6791 as an improved replacement for midazolam, but ultimately proved to have little advantages over the parent drug and has not been introduced into clinical practice.[1][2]

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  1. ^ van Gerven JM, Roncari G, Schoemaker RC, Massarella J, Keesmaat P, Kooyman H, et al. (November 1997). "Integrated pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Ro 48-8684, a new benzodiazepine, in comparison with midazolam during first administration to healthy male subjects". British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 44 (5): 487–93. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2125.1997.t01-1-00613.x. PMC 2042863. PMID 9384466.
  2. ^ Albrecht S, Hering W, Ihmsen H, Schwilden H, Schüttler J (October 1999). "[Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling in phase II of drug development. A comparative study with young and old volunteers with benzdiazepine as an example]". Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie. 34 (10): 634–7. doi:10.1055/s-1999-213. PMID 10548960.