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Active ingredient: Dimenhydrinate - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula


Chemical Name

2-benzhydryloxyethyl-dimethyl-ammonium; 8-chloro-1,3-dimethyl-2-oxo-purin-6- olate

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

469.964 g/mol

Physical State


Melting Point

204.5 oC

Water Solubility

3000 mg/L

Isoelectric Point

Not Available

Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

Not Available

Primary Drug Target
NameHistamine H1 Receptor
Gene NameHRH1
SynonymsHistamine H1 receptor
Specific FunctionIn peripheral tissues, the H1 subclass of histamine receptors mediates the contraction of smooth muscles, increase in capillary permeability due to contraction of terminal venules, and catecholamine release from adrenal medulla, as well as mediating neurotransmission in the central nervous system

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