Dimethylaminoethanol and dimethylethanolamine (DMAE and DMEA respectively), with deanol, are common names for 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol.
DMAE, in the form of facial cream, is being looked at for improving skin quality for aging skin when applied as a 3% facial cream. It shows benefits in improving the appearance of coarse wrinkles, under-eye dark circles, nasolabial folds, sagging neck skin, and neck firmness and is generally very well tolerated.
Most notably, DMAE as a facial gel increases skin firmness
Deanol is used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia. It is also used for improving memory and mood; boosting thinking skills and intelligence; and increasing physical energy, oxygen efficiency, athletic performance, and muscle reflexes. It is also used for preventing aging or liver spots, improving red blood cell function, and extending life span.
Deanol is applied to the skin for reducing signs of aging, particularly loose or sagging skin.
Deanol was previously sold by Riker Laboratories as the prescription drug Deaner. It was prescribed for the management of children with behavior problems and learning difficulties. Deanol is not an approved food additive in the U.S., nor is it an orphan drug, as some advertising suggests.
Deanol is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
When taken by mouth, deanol can cause constipation, itching, headache, drowsiness, insomnia, excitation, vivid dreams, confusion, depression, increased blood pressure, an increase in schizophrenia symptoms, and unwanted movements of the face and mouth.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of deanol during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Clonic-tonic seizures: Deanol should not be used by people with clonic-tonic seizure disorders.
Depression: Deanol might make depression worse.
Schizophrenia: Deanol might make schizophrenia symptoms worse.
- Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with DEANOL
Some drying medications are called anticholinergic drugs. Deanol might increase chemicals that can decrease the effects of these drying medications.Some drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).
- Medications for Alzheimer’s disease (Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors) interacts with DEANOL
Deanol might increase a chemical in the body called acetylcholine. Medications for Alzheimer’s called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors also increase the chemical acetylcholine. Taking deanol along with medications for Alzheimer’s disease might increase effects and side effects of medications for Alzheimer’s disease.Some medications called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors include donepezil (Aricept), tacrine (Cognex), rivastigmine (Exelon), and galantamine (Reminyl, Razadyne).
- Various medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions (Cholinergic drugs) interacts with DEANOL
Deanol might increase a chemical in the body called acetylcholine. This chemical is similar to some medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions. Taking deanol with these medications might increase the chance of side effects.Some of these medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions include pilocarpine (Pilocar and others), and others.
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