Question of the Day – Wednesday November 29, 2017

Question: What is the common name for the non-fentanyl, novel, synthetic opioid (3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide) that acts as a selective mu-receptor agonist?

Answer: “U-47700” is the common name for the non-fentanyl, novel, synthetic opioid (3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino) cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide) that acts as a selective mu- receptor agonist. (Ramaran KA et al. U-47700: A clinical review of the literature. 2017 J Emerg Med 53(4):509-519)