|Trade names||Elamol, Tofacine, Tofalin|
|Synonyms||tofenacin hydrochloride (USAN US)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||255.355 g/mol g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Tofenacin is an antidepressant drug with a tricyclic-like structure which was developed and marketed in the United Kingdom and Italy in 1971 and 1981, respectively, by Brocades-Stheeman & Pharmacia (now part of Astellas Pharma). It acts as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and based on its close relation to orphenadrine, may also possess anticholinergic and antihistamine properties. Tofenacin is also the major active metabolite of orphenadrine and likely plays a role in its beneficial effects against depressive symptoms seen in Parkinson's disease patients.
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