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Systematic (IUPAC) name
ethyl 1-[2-(oxolan-2-ylmethoxy)ethyl]-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate
Legal status
Legal status
CAS Number 2385-81-1
ATC code none
PubChem CID 61306
Synonyms ethyl 4-phenyl-1-(2-tetrahydrofurfuryloxyethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylate
Chemical data
Formula C21H31NO4
Molar mass 361.48 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Furethidine is a 4-phenylpiperidine derivative that is related to the opioid analgesic drug pethidine (meperidine).[1]

Furethidine is not currently used in medicine and is a Class A/Schedule I drug which is controlled under UN drug conventions. It has similar effects to other opioid derivatives, such as analgesia, sedation, nausea and respiratory depression.[2]


  1. Maul C, Buschmann H, Sundermann B. Opioids: 3.3 Synthetic Opioids. Analgesics 2005; 159-169. ISBN 9783527304035
  2. Cahal DA, Dare JG, Keith D. A Sequential Trial of Analgesics in Labour. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1961; 68(1): 88–93.

UNODC Bulletin on Narcotics 1961