Benzethidine

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Benzethidine
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Clinical data
SynonymsBenzethidine
Legal status
Legal status
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
E number{{#property:P628}}
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC23H29NO3
Molar mass367.48 g/mol

Benzethidine is a 4-phenylpiperidine derivative that is related to the opioid analgesic drug pethidine (meperidine).[1]

Benzethidine is not currently used in medicine and is a Class A/Schedule I drug which is controlled under UN drug conventions. It has similar effects to other opioid derivatives, such as analgesia, sedation, nausea and respiratory depression.[2]

References

  1. Maul C, Buschmann H, Sundermann B. Opioids: 3.3 Synthetic Opioids. Analgesics 2005; 159-169. ISBN 9783527304035
  2. Cahal DA, Dare JG, Keith D. A Sequential Trial of Analgesics in Labour. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1961; 68(1): 88–93.

UNODC Bulletin on Narcotics 1961




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