Pentylenetetrazole

Monday, April 28, 2014

Pentylenetetrazole is an analeptic drug formerly used in combination with nicotinic acid (vitamin B3) in the treatment of memory defects, mental confusion, mental deterioration, and related symptoms of senility. Sold under the brand name of Menic, it allegedly provided cortical stimulation and cerebral vasodilation. Since it is a convulsant agent, it was not be administered to patients with known low convulsive threshold.