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4'-ethoxyacetanilide
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Description

Phenacetin is an analgesic drug that was used to treat pain and fever until it was banned in 1983 due to its potential for causing cancer and kidney damage. It is a white, odorless, crystalline powder that is soluble in water and alcohol.

Side Effects:
  ▸  Kidney damage
  ▸  Anemia
  ▸  Nausea
  ▸  Vomiting
  ▸  Headache
  ▸  Dizziness
  ▸  Skin rash
  ▸  Liver damage
  ▸  Blood disorders

Associated Brand Names:
  ▸  Acetophenetidin
  ▸  Acetophenetin
  ▸  Fenacetin
  ▸  N-Acetyl-P-Phenetidine
  ▸  N-Phenylacetamide
  ▸  Phenacet
  ▸  Phenazetin
  ▸  Phenacetinum

Overdose effects of phenacetin include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, it can cause kidney failure, coma, and even death.

Synonyms
  • aceto-p-phenetidide
  • acetophenetidin
  • acetylphenetidin
  • p-acetophenetidide
  • paracetophenetidin
  • phenacetin
  • phenacetinum
Classifications
  • analgesic
  • anilide
  • antipyretic

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