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Title: Dimethazan  
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Subject: 8-Chlorotheophylline, SCH-58261, 8-Cyclopentyl-1,3-dimethylxanthine, Xanthine, Isoethcathinone
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number
ATC code None
Synonyms 1,3-dimethyl-7-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)xanthine;
Chemical data
Formula C11H17N5O2 
Mol. mass 251.29 g/mol

Dimethazan (Elidin) is a stimulant drug of the xanthine class related to caffeine and theophylline.[1] It also has tranquilizing and respiratory-stimulating effects and has been sold as an antidepressant.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b BATTERMAN RC, GROSSMAN AJ, LEIFER P, MOURATOFF GJ (August 1958). "Central nervous system stimulation and sedation with dimethazan". The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 236 (2): 162–7.  
  2. ^ O'Neil, Maryadele J. (2001). The Merck index: an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Rahway, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories.  

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