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Systematic (IUPAC) name
ethyl benzoate
CAS number 23602-78-0
ATC code C10AX04
PubChem 2318
Chemical data
Formula C19H20F3NO2 
Mol. mass 351.363 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
Routes Oral

Benfluorex is an anorectic and hypolipidemic agent. Clinical studies have shown it may improve glycemic control and decrease insulin resistance in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes;[1][2] it is marketed in France as an adjuvant antidiabetic.

Benfluorex is structurally related to fenfluramine.


  1. ^ Moulin P, Andre M, Alawi H, et al (2006). "Efficacy of benfluorex in combination with sulfonylurea in type 2 diabetic patients: an 18-week, randomized, double-blind study". Diabetes Care 29 (3): 515–20. PMID 16505498. Free full text
  2. ^ Roger P, Auclair J, Drain P (1999). "Addition of benfluorex to biguanide improves glycemic control in obese non-insulin-dependent diabetes: a double-blind study versus placebo". J Diabetes Complications 13 (2): 62–7. PMID 10432168.

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