Etafedrine

Etafedrine

Etafedrine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(1R,2S)-N-ethyl-N-methyl-2-amino-1-phenylpropan-1-ol
Identifiers
CAS Registry Number  YesY
ATC code None
PubChem CID:
ChemSpider  N
UNII  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C12H19NO
Molecular mass 193.285 g/mol
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Etafedrine (INN) or ethylephedrine is a long-acting bronchodilator and has the brand name Nethaprin. It was previously commercially available as both the free base and as the hydrochloride salt from Sanofi-Aventis but is now no longer marketed.

Pharmacology

Unlike ephedrine and tyramine, etafedrine does not induce the release of epinephrine or norepinephrine and instead acts as a selective β-adrenergic receptor agonist, thereby mediating its bronchodilator effects.[1]

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