The evolution of Captagon

Amphetamine Smuggling Routes

Captagon was originally the trade name for a pharmaceutical preparation containing fenetylline, a synthetic stimulant. Today, Captagon accounts for a significant amount of seized amphetamine-type stimulants in several countries, particularly in the Near and Middle East region. However, the drug has experienced a number of transitions since it was first developed for paediatric and geriatric use and given its trade name in the 1960s The original Captagon product contained fenetylline, which is...