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Cathine

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Routes of administration  Oral
Biological half-life  1.8-8.6 h
PubChem CID  441457
Molar mass  151.206 g/mol
ATC code  A08AA07 (WHO)
CAS Number  492-39-7
Formula  C9H13NO
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Legal status  AU: S4 (Prescription only) CA: Schedule IV DE: Anlage III (Prescription only) UK: Class C US: Schedule IV

Cathine, also known as d-norpseudoephedrine and (+)-norpseudoephedrine, is a psychoactive drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes which acts as a stimulant. Along with cathinone, it is found naturally in Catha edulis (khat), and contributes to its overall effects. It has approximately 10-14% the potency of amphetamine.

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Pharmacology

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Like amphetamines, cathinone, and ephedrine, cathine acts as a norepinephrine releasing agent (NRA). It also acts as a dopamine releasing agent (DRA) to a lesser extent.

Chemistry

Cathine is one of the four stereoisomers of phenylpropanolamine (PPA).

Regulation

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The World Anti-Doping Agency's list of prohibited substances (used for the Olympic Games among other athletic events) bars cathine in concentrations of over 5 micrograms per milliliter in urine. Cathine is a Schedule III drug under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. In the United States, it is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance.

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In Australia, Cathine is officially a schedule 4 drug but is not yet available or approved for any use.

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In Hong Kong, cathine is regulated under Schedule 1 of Hong Kong's Chapter 134 Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. Unlawful possession is punishable by severe fines and imprisonment.

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