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AH-7921 is an opioid analgesic drug selective for the µ-opioid receptor, having around 80% the potency of morphine when administered orally. It was discovered in the 1970s by a team at Allen and Hanburys.
Dosages have been reported to range from as little as 10 mg to around 200 mg or higher (for opioid-tolerant individuals). This would confirm the previous studies of AH-7921 being roughly 80% as potent as morphine.
A trivial name(s) doxylam has been proposed for this compound, but it has never been sold commercially for medical use. In 2013 AH-7921 was discovered to have been used as an active ingredient in "synthetic cannabis" products in Japan.
AH-7921 was made a Prohibited Substance (Schedule 9 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons) in Australia in May 2014. Although this amendment has been repealed as of 02 Jun 2014. which simply means the amendment document ceases, but the actual scheduling is permanent as part of the main document [all SUSMP amendments cease after a few weeks]. It may however still be a banned import.
Illegal to distribute in Israel since 12.9.2013
- Brittain, R. T.; Kellett, D. N.; Neat, M. L.; Stables, R. (1973). "Proceedings: Anti-nociceptive effects in N-substituted cyclohexylmethylbenzamides". British Journal of Pharmacology 49 (1): 158P–159P.
- Hayes, A. G.; Tyers, M. B. (1983). "Determination of receptors that mediate opiate side effects in the mouse". British Journal of Pharmacology 79 (3): 731–736.
- US patent 3975443, Harper, N.; Veitch, G., "1-(3,4-DICHLOROBENZAMIDOMETHYL)-CYCLOHEXYLDIMETHYLAMINE", issued 1976-08-17, assigned to Allen & Hanburys
- Uchiyama, N.; Matsuda, S.; Kawamura, M.; Kikura-Hanajiri, R.; Goda, Y. (2013). "Two new-type cannabimimetic quinolinyl carboxylates, QUPIC and QUCHIC, two new cannabimimetic carboxamide derivatives, ADB-FUBINACA and ADBICA, and five synthetic cannabinoids detected with a thiophene derivative α-PVT and an opioid receptor agonist AH-7921 identified in illegal products". Forensic Toxicology.