Betamethylfentanyl

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Betamethylfentanyl
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Clinical data
Synonymsβ-Methylfentanyl
Identifiers
PubChem CID
E number{{#property:P628}}
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC23H30N2O
Molar mass350.50 g/mol

β-Methylfentanyl is an opioid analgesic that is an analogue of fentanyl.

β-Methylfentanyl was sold briefly on the black market in the early 1980s, before the introduction of the Federal Analog Act which for the first time attempted to control entire families of drugs based on their structural similarity rather than scheduling each drug individually as they appeared.[1]

β-Methylfentanyl has similar effects to fentanyl. Side effects of fentanyl analogues are similar to those of fentanyl itself, which include itching, nausea and potentially serious respiratory depression which can be life-threatening.

References

  1. Henderson GL. Designer Drugs: Past History and Future Prospects. Journal of Forensic Sciences 1988; 33(2):569-575

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