NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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vortioxetine hydrobromide
A hydrobromide salt form of vortioxetine, a serotonin (5-HT) modulator and stimulator (SMS), with antidepressant activity. Vortioxetine inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine from the synaptic cleft and acts variably as a serotonin receptor agonist (5-HT1A), partial agonist (5-HT1B) or antagonist (5-HT3, 5-HT1D and 5-HT7). It is not clear how this agent's purported multimodal mechanism of action contributes to its antidepressant effect; however, it is presumed to increase the synaptic availability of serotonin and norepinephrine. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Brintellix
Foreign brand name:Trintellix
Chemical structure:
  • 1-(2-((2,4-dimethylphenyl)sulfanyl)phenyl)piperazine monohydrobromide
  • piperazine, 1-(2-((2,4-dimethylphenyl)thio)phenyl)-, hydrobromide (1:1)