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Clinical data
Routes of
oral, intranasal, rectal
ATC code
CAS Number
  • 493-92-5 ☒N
PubChem CID
  • 14592
  • 13930 ☑Y
  • EM4YZW677H
  • CHEMBL2111047 ☒N
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.077
Chemical and physical data
Formula C15H23N
Molar mass 217.35 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
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Prolintane (Catovit, Katovit, Promotil, Villescon) is a stimulant[1] and norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor developed in the 1950s.[2] It is closely related in chemical structure to other drugs such as pyrovalerone, MDPV, and propylhexedrine and it has a similar mechanism of action.[3] Many cases of prolintane abuse have been reported.[4]

Under the name "Katovit", it was commercialized by the Spanish pharmaceutical company FHER until 2001, mostly as a mental stimulant by students.

See also


  1. ^ Hollister, L. E.; Gillespie, H. K. (March–April 1970). "A New Stimulant, Prolintane Hydrochloride, Compared with Dextroamphetamine in Fatigued Volunteers". The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 10 (2): 103–109. doi:10.1177/009127007001000205. PMID 4392006. 
  2. ^ GB Patent 807835
  3. ^ Nicholson, A. N.; Stone, B. M.; Jones, M. M. (November 1980). "Wakefullness and reduced rapid eye movement sleep: studies with prolintane and pemoline". British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 10 (5): 465–472. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.1980.tb01790.x. PMC 1430138Freely accessible. PMID 7437258. 
  4. ^ Kyle, P. B.; Daley, W. P. (September 2007). "Domestic Abuse of the European Rave Drug Prolintane". Journal of Analytical Toxicology. 31 (7): 415–418. doi:10.1093/jat/31.7.415. PMID 17725890. 

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