What is Octodrine and its Side Effects?

Octodrine is a stimulant with a structure similar to that of dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which has been banned by numerous sporting and government agencies due to safety concerns. It is used orally for athletic performance, weight loss, and fat loss.

Also known as:  1, 5-Dimethylhexylamine, 2-Amino-6-methylheptane, 2-Aminoisoheptane, 6-Methyl-2-heptylamine, Aconite Extract, Aconitum Kusnezoffii, Amidrine, DMHA, Vaporpac

Diseases and Conditions

Octodrine is used for:

  • Athletic performance
  • Weight loss
  • Fat loss

There is not enough information to determine the effectiveness of octodrine. Octodrine may exacerbate high blood pressure and narrow-angle glaucoma, as well as interfere with surgical procedures by increasing heart rate and blood pressure. It may also worsen tachyarrhythmias.


Octodrine is possibly unsafe when used orally. It is similar in structure to DMAA, which has been linked to many adverse effects, including cardivascular events and death. Those who are pregnant or lactating should avoid using.

Medication Interactions

Combining octodrine with stimulant drugs may increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular effects.

Supplement and Food Interactions

Combining octodrine with herbs and supplements with stimulant properties, such as caffeine, cola nut, and guarana may increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular effects.


There is no typical dosage for octodrine.


Octodrine is not known to be used in any foods.


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