Agent Name

Ractopamine

CAS Number

97825-25-7

Formula

C18-H23-N-O3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(+/-)-all-rac-p-Hydroxy-alpha-(((3-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylpropyl)amino)methyl)benzyl alcohol; Benzenemethanol, 4-hydroxy-alpha-(((3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylpropyl)amino)methyl)-; Ractopamina [Spanish]; Ractopaminum [Latin]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Animal Feed Additives

Sources/Uses

Used to promote animal growth and enhance carcass leanness of swine; [Merck Index]

Comments

Increased blood pressure and heart rate (beta agonist) in volunteers receiving oral doses of 200-597 ug/kg; Pigs tolerated 15 mg/kg/day for 56 days "without physical signs of toxicity"; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Half Life

Elimination 1/2 life = 6-7 hours; [HSDB]

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