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Legal Status
EU OTC in UK, Netherlands
AU Prescription Only (S4)
Drug Information
FDA Status Drug
Class Stimulant
Onset of Action Inhaled: Minutes
Half-Life Oral: 4 +/- 1.5 Hours
Inhaled: 1 Hour
Addiction Risk Addiction-green.png Low
Benzedrex Us-flag.png $5 to $7 per 250mg
Ca-flag.png CAN$10 per 250mg

Propylhexedrine is an amphetamine drug available over the counter as a nasal inhaler.

The drug is a TAAR1 agonist, like amphetamine and methamphetamine, although it is much less potent.

In the US, Benzedrex is the successor to Benzedrine, a similar product which contained racemic amphetamine.

Legality and Availability[edit]

United States[edit]

Propylhexedrine is available over-the-counter in the United States. Unlike ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, propylhexedrine sales are not monitored or restricted. As a result, it is possible to order large quantities (in the form of Benzedrex inhalers) online or in retail locations.


Propylhexedrine is a schedule V controlled substance, but is available over the counter.


Propylhexedrine is available by prescription only.


Various methods have been developed to extract propylhexedrine from the cotton rods found in Benzedrex inhalers.