Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number 519-30-2
ATC code None
PubChem CID 10612
ChemSpider 10167
UNII H943V308AD YesY
Synonyms 1,3-dimethyl-7-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)xanthine;
Chemical data
Formula C11H17N5O2 
Mol. mass 251.29 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem

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. ^ a b 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.