Skeletal formula of dimethazan
Space-filling model of the dimethazan molecule
Clinical data
Routes of
ATC code none
Legal status
Legal status
  • ℞ (Prescription only)
Synonyms 1,3-dimethyl-7-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)xanthine;
CAS Number 519-30-2
PubChem (CID) 10612
ChemSpider 10167
UNII H943V308AD YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.516
Chemical and physical data
Formula C11H17N5O2
Molar mass 251.29 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

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. 1 2 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. PMID 13559232.
  2. O'Neil, Maryadele J. (2001). The Merck index: an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Rahway, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories. ISBN 0-911910-13-1.

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