What is Phenacetin?
Phenacetin is a pain-relieving and fever-reducing drug.
Where Phenacetin come from?
Phenacetin is a member of the class of acetamides that is acetamide in which one of the hydrogens attached to the nitrogen is substituted by a 4-ethoxyphenyl group. It has a role as a non-narcotic analgesic, a peripheral nervous system drug and a cyclooxygenase 3 inhibitor. It is a member of acetamides and an aromatic ether. It derives from a N-phenylacetamide, a 4-ethoxyaniline and a paracetamol.