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Molar mass176.212 g/mol

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Centalun is a drug with hypnotic and sedative effects.[1][2] It was previously used for sedation in medical procedures such as surgery,[3] orthopedics[4] and gynecology,[5] although it is no longer in clinical use.


  1. Janke W, Glathe H. Experimental Studies on the Psychic Effect of Sedatives Under Normal and Stress Conditions. Psychologische Forschung. (German) 1964 Jun 2;27:377-402. PMID 14233519
  2. Ernst W. On the Symptomatic use of the Hypnotic and Sedative Centalun in Internal Diseases. Hippokrates. (German) 1964 Jan 15;35:31-2. PMID 14167584
  3. Monecke K. Pre- and Postoperative use of Centalun in Surgery. Deutsches Medizinisches Journal. (German) 1964 Jul 5;15:470-1. PMID 14238754
  4. Bruckschen E. Sedative Therapy with Centalun in Orthopedics. Deutsches Medizinisches Journal. (German) 1964 Jul 20;15:493-4. PMID 14243120
  5. Gerlach W, Gerlach E. Experiences with Centalun in Obstetrical and Gynecological Patients. Medizinische Monatsschrift. (German) 1964 Mar;18:131-3. PMID 14193290