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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 13445-60-8
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PubChem 26762
Chemical data
Formula C15H19NO 
Mol. mass 229.317
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Furfenorex (Frugalan) is a stimulant drug derived from amphetamine, which was developed in the 1960s and used as an appetite suppressant for the treatment of obesity.[1] It produces methamphetamine as a metabolite,[2] and is no longer used, probably due to problems with abuse.


  1. ^ Boissier JR, Dumont C, Ratouis R, Moisy D. Pharmacologic study of an anorexigenic agent: furfenorex. (French). Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie. 1967 May;167(1):150-62.
  2. ^ Marsel J, Doring G, Remberg G, Spiteller G. Methamphetamine - a metabolite of the anorectics Benzphetamine and Furfenorex. (German). Zeitschrift fur Rechtsmedizin. 1972;70(4):245-50.
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