Furfenorex (Frugalan), also known as furfurylmethylamphetamine, is a stimulant drug which was developed in the 1960s and used as an appetite suppressant.[1] It produces methamphetamine as a metabolite,[2] and has been withdrawn from the market due to abuse potential.[3]

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Molar mass229.317 g/mol g·mol−1
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  1. Boissier, JR; Dumont, C; Ratouis, R; Moisy, D (1967). "Pharmacologic study of an anorexigenic agent: furfenorex". Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Thérapie. 167 (1): 150–62. PMID 6035092.
  2. Marsel, J; Döring, G; Remberg, G; Spiteller, G (1972). "Methamphetamine--a metabolite of the anorectics Benzphetamine and Furfenorex". Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin. 70 (4): 245–50. doi:10.1007/BF02079690. PMID 5084766.
  3. Daspaguta, Amitava (March 2009). A Health Educator’s Guide to Understanding Drugs of Abuse Testing (1 ed.). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN 9780763765897. Retrieved 11 December 2019.

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