Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Crotethamide

Synonym(s): Cropropamide, Respirot

Introduction

Name

  • Crotethamide.

Class of drug

  • Respiratory stimulant.

Description

Chemical name

  • N-[1-[(Dimethylamino)carbonyl]propyl]-N-ethyl-2-butenamide;N-(1-dimethylcarbamoylpropyl)-N-ethylcrotonamide.

Molecular formula

  • C12H22N2O2.

Physical properties

  • Liquid.
  • Boiling point 132-134°.
  • Easily soluble in water/ether.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of asphyxia in new-born animals.
  • Treatment of neuroleptic analgesia-induced respiratory depression.
  • Treatment of anesthesia-induced respiratory depression.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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