zopiclone   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7430

Synonyms: compound 3 [PMID: 8863805] [1] | RP-27267 | Zimovane®
Approved drug
zopiclone is an approved drug
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Zopiclone is a racemic mixture of the R and S chemical stereoisomers (PubChem CID 941731 and eszopiclone respectively). Eszopiclone is an approved drug in its own right.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 9
Hydrogen bond donors 0
Rotatable bonds 4
Topological polar surface area 91.76
Molecular weight 388.11
XLogP 0.29
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES CN1CCN(CC1)C(=O)OC1c2nccnc2C(=O)N1c1ccc(cn1)Cl
Isomeric SMILES CN1CCN(CC1)C(=O)OC1c2nccnc2C(=O)N1c1ccc(cn1)Cl
InChI InChI=1S/C17H17ClN6O3/c1-22-6-8-23(9-7-22)17(26)27-16-14-13(19-4-5-20-14)15(25)24(16)12-3-2-11(18)10-21-12/h2-5,10,16H,6-9H2,1H3
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Zopiclone is used to treat insomnia. This drug is not approved by the US FDA and does not have pan-European (EMA) marketing authorisation. It appears that individual national approval agencies have granted marketing authorisation.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic sedative. Although chemically unrelated to the benzodizepines, this drug has an identical mechanistic action, binding to the benzodiazepine binding site on central GABAA ion channels and allosterically potentiating GABA-ergic neuro-inhibition.
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