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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anorexic agent

Chemical Names

1-Propanone, 2-(dietylamino)-1-phenyl-

2-(Dietylamino)propiophenone (WHO)

2-Dietylaminopropiophenon (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Amfepramonum (Latin)
  • Amfepramon (German)
  • Amfépramone (French)
  • Anfepramona (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Diethylpropion Hydrochloride
    Avanthi, United States; Lannett, United States
  • Neobes
    Medix, Costa Rica; Medix, Dominican Republic; Medix, Guatemala; Medix, Honduras; Medix, Mexico; Medix, Panama; Medix, El Salvador
  • Prothin
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Regenon
    Hormosan Pharma, Germany; Kemifarma, Denmark; Temmler, Romania
  • Regenon retard
    Hormosan Pharma, Germany; Temmler, Romania
  • Tenuate
    Actavis Labs, United States
  • Tenuate Dospan
    Actavis Labs, United States
  • Tenuate Retard
    Artegodan, Germany


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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