Active ingredient description

Adrafinil is a mild central nervous system stimulating drug typically employed to relieve excessive sleepiness and inattention in geriatric patients. It is also been used off-label to prevent fatigue or falling asleep for extended periods of time. Adrafinil is metabolized to modafinil.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
N Nervous system → N06 Psychoanaleptics → N06B Psychostimulants, agents used for ADHD and nootropics → N06BX Other psychostimulants and nootropics
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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₁₅H₁₅NO₃S
Molecular mass: 289.35 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 63547-13-7
DrugBank Drug: DB08925
KEGG Drug: D07348
PubChem Compound: 3033226
RxNorm Ingredient: 45938
UNII Identifier: BI81Z4542G