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CAS number 372-66-7 YesY
PubChem 3590
ChemSpider 3464 YesY
MeSH Heptaminol
ATC code C01DX08
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C8H19NO
Molar mass 145.24 g mol−1
Density 0.895 g/mL
Boiling point 250 °C (482 °F; 523 K)
Routes of
Oral, intravenous, intramuscular
Excretion Renal
R-phrases R34
S-phrases S26
Main hazards Corrosive
Flash point 105 °C (221 °F; 378 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Heptaminol is an amino alcohol which is classified as a vasodilator (C01DX08). It is sometimes used in the treatment of low blood pressure, particularly orthostatic hypotension. It is a potent positive inotrope (improving cardiac contraction) It is classified as a doping substance. In 2008, the cyclist Dmitriy Fofonov was tested positive at the Tour de France.[1] In June 2010, the swimmer Frédérick Bousquet was tested positive for the substance, allegedly for buying a medicine from the pharmacy.[2] In 2013, the cyclist Sylvain Georges was tested positive at the Giro d'Italia.[3] In 2014, baseball player Joel Piniero tested positive. [4]

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  1. ^ "Tour rider Fofonov tests positive". BBC. 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ "France swimmer Bousquet suspended in doping scandal". France24. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ "UCI notifies French rider Sylvain Georges of positive doping test at the Giro". The Associated Press. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ "Joel Pineiro suspended 50 games". ESPN. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30.