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  • BR: Class C1 (Other controlled substances) [1]
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  • 5,6-Dimethoxy-2-methyl-3-[2-(4-phenylpiperazin-1-yl)ethyl]-1H-indole
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Formula C23H29N3O2
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Oxypertine (Equipertine, Forit, Integrin, Lanturil, Lotawin, Opertil) is an antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia. [2] It was also evaluated for the treatment of anxiety at a dosage of 20 mg per day. [3] Chemically, it is an indole and phenylpiperazine derivative. [4] Like reserpine and tetrabenazine, oxypertine depletes catecholamines, though not serotonin, possibly underlying its neuroleptic efficacy. [5] Its structure is similar to solypertine and milipertine.

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