Furethidine

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Furethidine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
ethyl 1-[2-(oxolan-2-ylmethoxy)ethyl]-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate
Clinical data
Legal status
Identifiers
CAS number 2385-81-1
ATC code None
PubChem CID 61306
DrugBank DB01464
ChemSpider 55245 YesY
UNII 6U9XA4JOD4 YesY
Synonyms ethyl 4-phenyl-1-(2-tetrahydrofurfuryloxyethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylate
Chemical data
Formula C21H31NO4 
Mol. mass 361.48 g/mol
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Furethidine is a 4-phenylpiperidine derivative that is related to the opioid analgesic drug pethidine (meperidine).[1]

Furethidine 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[edit]

  1. ^ Maul C, Buschmann H, Sundermann B. Opioids: 3.3 Synthetic Opioids. Analgesics 2005; 159-169. ISBN 978-3-527-30403-5
  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.