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An amphetamine widely used by soldiers especially in the middle east.

Fenethylline (BAN, USAN) is a codrug of amphetamine and theophylline which behaves as a prodrug to both of the aforementioned drugs. It is also spelled phenethylline and fenetylline (INN); other names for it are amphetaminoethyltheophylline and amfetyline. The drug was marketed for use as a psychostimulant under the brand names Captagon, Biocapton, and Fitton.[1][2]


Reportedly in Lebanon.[3]


A Saudi prince, Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz, was arrested in Syria with 2 tons of illegal drugs on board his private jet,[4] a record seizure in Beirut.[5]

Battlefield use

Yes, in the Middle East especially.[6] CBC termed it "the nightmare drug fuelling Syria's civil war".[7]


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