II. Street Names

  1. Ludes
  2. Soaps
  3. Quacks

III. Class

  1. Synthetic Sedative-Hypnotic

IV. Pharmacokinetics

  1. Methaqualone (0.15 - 3g): 6-8 hour duration

V. Signs: Toxicity

  1. Seizures
  2. Addiction with severe withdrawal syndromes

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Ontology: Methaqualone (C0025627)

Definition (NCI) A sedative, hypnotic agent that was used for insomnia, but was taken off of the market, in the U.S., in 1983 due to its high risk of abuse.(NCI)
Definition (MSH) A quinazoline derivative with hypnotic and sedative properties. It has been withdrawn from the market in many countries because of problems with abuse. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p604)
Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D008702
SnomedCT 71813009
LNC LP15016-6, MTHU001003
English Methaqualone, Metolquizolone, Ortonal, 4(3H)-Quinazolinone, 2-methyl-3-(2-methylphenyl)-, methaqualone (medication), METHAQUALONE, Methaqualone [Chemical/Ingredient], methaqualone, MAOA, Methaqualone (substance), 2-Methyl-3-o-tolyl-4(3H)-quinazolinone, 3,4-Dihydro-2-methyl-4-oxo-3-o-tolylquinazoline, MTQ, 2-Methyl-3-(2-methylphenyl)-4(3H)-quinazolinone
Swedish Metakvalon
Czech methachalon
Finnish Metakvaloni
Russian METOLKHIZOLON, METOLKVIZOLON, ORTONAL, MOTOLON, METAKVALON, МЕТАКВАЛОН, МЕТОЛКВИЗОЛОН, МЕТОЛХИЗОЛОН, МОТОЛОН, ОРТОНАЛ
Polish Metakwalon
Japanese オルトナール, メタカロン, メタクアロン, メトールキゾロン
Spanish Revonal, metacualona (sustancia), metacualona, Metacualona, Metolquizolona, Ortonal
Portuguese Revonal, Metaqualona, Metolquizolona, Ortonal
French Méthaqualone
German Methaqualon, Metolquizolon, Ortonal
Italian Metaqualone

Ontology: Quaalude (C0702212)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D008702
English sedatives methaqualone (quaalude), methaqualone (Quaalude), quaalude, quaaludes, Quaalude