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Tipepidine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-(di-2-thienylmethylene)-1-methylpiperidine
Identifiers
CAS number 5169-78-8
ATC code R05DB24
PubChem 5484
Chemical data
Formula C15H17NS2 
Mol. mass 275.434 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status
Routes Oral

Tipepidine (Bithiodine, Sotal, Antupex, Asverin) is a centrally-acting cough suppressant of the opioid type. It is a member of the thiambutene series of open-chain (methadone-related) synthetic opioids, which include Ohton (dimethylthiambutene), a strong narcotic analgesic used particularly in veterinary medicine in Japan and other East Asian countries. It was developed in Japan in 1959 and is used as the citrate and hibenzate salts. The usual dose is 20 mg every 4–6 hours. Its relative weakness and other properties make it a drug which is not controlled in most countries or internationally.

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