acetanilid


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acetanilid

, acetanilide (as″ĕ-tan′ĭl-ĭd, -īd″) (as″ĕ-tan′ĭl′īd″) [L. acetum, vinegar + anilide]
A white powder or crystalline substance obtained by interaction of glacial acetic acid and aniline.

Action/Uses

Acetanilid has analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory effects. Acute or chronic poisoning may develop as a result of prolonged administration or drug idiosyncrasy. Because of its toxicity, it is rarely used.

acetanilid

an analgesic and antipyretic. Like the other para-aminophenol derivatives, its toxicity is greater than that of salicylates and other analgesics so that it is not much used.
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Common causes of acquired methaemoglobinaemia Acetanilid Naphthoquinone p-amino salicylic acid Naphthalene Aniline dyes Nitrites Benzene derivatives Nitroglycerin Clofazimine Nitric oxide Chlorates Nitrobenzene Chloroquine Paraquat Dapsone Phenacetin Local anaesthetic agents Phenazopyridine Metoclopramide Primaquine Methylene blue (paradoxically can transiently Sulfonamides worsen methaemoglobinaemia)
Smuggled phenacetin sometimes turned out not to be phenacetin at all, but a more dangerous drug called acetanilid or, even worse, talcum powder.