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This page is overly technical and may be inaccessible to most readers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:17, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Diethylcathinone and Diethylpropion is the exact same substance, so they should be merged. 17:03, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

When I first created this page, I had moved information from the diethylpropion article over to here, and made diethylpropion redirect to here. Diethylpropion is a brand name - diethylcathinone is the proper terminology. However, it seems that some idiot decided that diethylpropion needed its own page. I am not going to re-do this, making diethylpropion redirect here, as that would be an edit-war, against Wikipedia policy. A MOD needs to get involved so that this may be solved. Brand names do not make a better article. --Ddhix 2002 00:54, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I though diethylpropion actually was the generic name, just as methylphenidate is the generic name for ritalin? 13:38, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I did mean generic name. Generic names are okay; but they are confusing in nature. EVERYTHING in the cathinone structure of drugs states itself as a 'cathinone,' not a propiophenone-type drug. Diethylpropion is fine, but it does not relate itself to any of the surrounding articles in the least bit. Diethylprion should be merged with Diethylcathinone - but diethylpropion should redirect to diethylcathinone. Diethylcathinone relates to everything as it has been laid out: dimethylcathinone, cathinone, methcathinone, methylenedioxymethcathinone. I believe Diethylcathinone is the International Nonproprietary Name (International Nonproprietary Name), which deserves article placement MUCH above any generic name. To solve the problem and shut everyone up (including me). Lets just use the IUPAC name (2-diethylamino-1-phenyl-propan-1-one) as the article name, and merge both diethylcathinone and diethylpropion into that one page. No one can argue with an IUPAC name as being the most proper name for this chemical. I await a response from a moderator.--Ddhix 2002 22:46, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Could someone please add some information about the incidence of side-effects? A red-colored "severe" heading for a subset of the side-effects is warranted if these are common side-effects at therapeutic concentrations, but not if they are rare or only associated with overdoses. Zuiram 03:35, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

External links?[edit]

Is anyone aware of external links regarding this substance, e.g. Erowid? Wowbobwow12 20:23, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


I quickly noticed looking at the molecule its chiral center on the carbon to which is connected the N,N-diethyl moiety. Correspondingly, there must be stereoisomers; perhaps there is not enough information on pharmacological variation between the R and S isomers, but it's worth looking into! I would look into adding this info myself were it not for an 18 SCH semester... 13:11, 1 October 2007 (UTC)


The source is very vague and the neurotoxicity of MDMA is disputed, though not of methamphetamine. "Unpublished data"? I find that suspect. I'm away from university and can't access academic journals at this time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Verdafolio (talkcontribs) 03:42, 15 January 2010 (UTC)


I agree that "unpublished data" is a suspect 'reference'; so much so that it should be stricken.

Recreational Use[edit]

This section should be removed. It is unreferenced and there is literature to suggest that diethylpropion has relativey low abuse potential.[1]