CAS RN: 90-82-4

Major Uses

Optically pure amines used as resolving agents include alkaloids such as ...pseudoephedrine.
Because pseudoephedrine has been used in the clandestine synthesis of methamphetamine and methcathinone, both CNS stimulants with great potential for habituation and physical and/or psychic dependence, the US enacted the Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996 (US Public Law 104-237) and later the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act (MAPA (US Public Law 106-310), title XXXVI of the Children's Health Act of 2000) to reduce the potential for misuse (diversion) of pseudoephedrine.
THERAP CAT: Decongestant (nasal)
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