CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Name

Benzenemethanol, α-[1-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-, [R-(R*,S*)]-

Foreign Name

  • L-N-Methylephedrin (German)

Generic Names

  • Methylephedrine (OS: BAN)
  • dl-Methylephedrine Hydrochloride (PH: JP XV)

Brand Names

  • Asdrin (Methylephedrine and Diphenhydramine)
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Neoas (Methylephedrine and Chlorphenamine)
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Sekiel (Methylephedrine and Noscapine)
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical JMA, Japan
  • Anysumer (Methylephedrine and Diprophylline)
    Choseido Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Athmacon (Methylephedrine and Diprophylline)
    Hua Shin, Taiwan
  • Caress (Methylephedrine and Diprophylline)
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Chichungnin (Methylephedrine and Diprophylline)
    Hui Chun Tang, Taiwan
  • DL-Methylephedrine HCl
    Fu Yuan, Taiwan; Hor Chen, Taiwan; Johnson, Taiwan; Shinlon, Taiwan; Update, Taiwan; Ying Yuan, Taiwan; Yu Sheng, Taiwan; Yung Sine, Taiwan
  • Methy F
    Sumio Yakuhin, Japan; Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan
  • Methyl Ephedrine
    Astar, Taiwan
  • Methylephedrine Hydrochloride
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan; Nakakita Yakuhin, Japan; Sankei Yakuhin, Japan; Sanwa Kagaku, Japan; Sumio Yakuhin, Japan
  • Methylephedrine
    Astar, Taiwan; Chin Teng, Taiwan; Fuso Pharmaceutical, Japan; Jen Sheng, Taiwan; U-Liang, Taiwan
  • Methylhoedrin
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Tabellae DL-Methyl
    Ying Yuan, Taiwan
  • Tramezin
    Ying Yuan, Taiwan

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OSOfficial Synonym
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