Amitriptyline hydrochloride

Cat. No. 4456

Amitriptyline hydrochloride C20H23N.HCl [549-18-8]

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Chemical Name: 3-(10,11-Dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N,N-dimethyl-1-propanamine hydrochloride

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of serotonin and noradrenaline uptake; also activates α2A-adrenoceptors and antagonizes 5-HT2 receptors. Displays antinociceptive activity. Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Also a TrkA/B agonist. Induces neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Desiccate at RT

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Sawynok et al (2001) Antidepressants as analgesics: an overview of central and peripheral mechanisms of action. J.Psychiatry Neurosci. 26 21. PMID: 11212590.

Ghelardini et al (2000) Antinociception induced by amitriptyline and imipramine is mediated by α2A-adrenoceptors. Jpn.J.Pharmacol. 82 130. PMID: 10877531.

Sanchez and Hyttel (1999) Comparison of the effects of antidepressants and their metabolites on reuptake of biogenic amines and on receptor binding. Cell.Mol.Neurobiol. 19 467. PMID: 10379421.

Merck Index 12 85.

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