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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status Schedule I (CA) Class A (UK) Schedule I (US)
CAS number 78995-10-5
ATC code None
PubChem CID 62278
DrugBank DB01453
ChemSpider 56079 YesY
Synonyms β-hydroxyfentanyl
Chemical data
Formula C22H28N2O2 
Mol. mass 352.47 g/mol
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β-Hydroxyfentanyl is an opioid analgesic that is an analogue of fentanyl.

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


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