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In the US, Alfentanil (alfentanil systemic) is a member of the drug class narcotic analgesics and is used to treat Anesthesia and Pain.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Opioid analgesic

Chemical Name

N-[1-[2-(4-etyl-5-oxo-2-tetrazolin-1-yl)etyl]-4-(metoxymetyl)-4-piperidinyl]propionanilide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Alfentanilum (Latin)
  • Alfentanil (German)
  • Alfentanil (French)
  • Alfentanilo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alfentanil (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Alfentanil Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • R 39209 (IS)
  • Alfentanil (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alfentanil hydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alfentanil Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2015)
  • Alfentanil hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alfentanili hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Alfentanyl
    Janssen-Cilag, Colombia
  • Rapifen
    IFET, Greece; Janssen, Hong Kong; Janssen, Taiwan; Janssen-Cilag, Tunisia
  • Alfast
    Cristalia, Brazil
  • Alfentanil Hameln
    Hameln, United Kingdom
  • Alfentanil Max Health
    Max Health, New Zealand
  • Alfentanil Sandoz
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Alfentanil-hameln
    Hameln Plus, Germany
  • Fentalim
    Angelini, Italy
  • Limifen
    Janssen-cilag, Spain
  • Rapifen
    Janssen, Belgium; Janssen, Brazil; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, Norway; Janssen, New Zealand; Janssen, Singapore; Janssen, South Africa; Janssen Cilag, Netherlands; Janssen Cilag, Serbia; Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Janssen-Cilag, Chile; Janssen-Cilag, Czech Republic; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Denmark; Janssen-Cilag, Egypt; Janssen-Cilag, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Lebanon; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Janssen-Cilag, Peru

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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