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Chlorphentermine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-methylpropan-2-amine
Identifiers
CAS number 461-78-9 151-06-4 (HCl)
ATC code A08AA
PubChem 10007
ChemSpider 9613
Chemical data
Formula C10H14ClN 
Mol. mass 183.68 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Synonyms p-Chloro-α,α-dimethylphenethylamine
Pharmacokinetic data
Half life 40 hours
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status Schedule III (US)
Routes Oral, Insufflated, Rectal

Chlorphentermine (trade names Apsedon, Desopimon, Lucofen) is an appetite suppressant. Developed in 1962, it is the 4-chloro derivative of the better known appetite suppressant phentermine,[1] which is still in current use.

Chlorphentermine itself is a relatively weak stimulant with little abuse potential, but is classed as a Schedule 3 drug in the USA due mainly to its similarity to other appetite suppressants such as diethylpropion which have been more widely abused. It is no longer used due mainly to safety concerns, as it has a serotonergic effects profile similar to other withdrawn appetite suppressants such as fenfluramine and aminorex which were found to cause pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis following prolonged use.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Gylys JA, Hart JJ, Warren MR. Chlorphentermine, a new anorectic agent. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 1962 Sep;137:365-73.
  2. ^ Rothman RB, Ayestas MA, Dersch CM, Baumann MH. Aminorex, fenfluramine, and chlorphentermine are serotonin transporter substrates. Implications for primary pulmonary hypertension. Circulation. 1999 Aug 24;100(8):869-75.







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