In the US, Alprostadil (alprostadil systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: impotence agents, vasodilators and is used to treat Erectile Dysfunction and Patent Ductus Arteriosus.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of erectile dysfunction



Chemical Names

(1R,2R,3R)-3-Hydroxy-2-[(E)-(3S)-3-hydroxy-1-octenyl]-5-oxocyclopentaneheptanoic acid (WHO)

(13E)-(11R,15S)-11,15-Dihydroxy-9-oxoprost-13-enoic acid (BAN)

Foreign Names

  • Alprostadilum (Latin)
  • Alprostadil (German)
  • Alprostadil (French)
  • Alprostadil (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alprostadil (OS: DCF, DCIT, USAN, JAN, BAN)
  • PGE₁ (IS)
  • Prostaglandin E₁ (IS)
  • U 10136 (IS: Upjohn)
  • Alprostadil (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Alprostadilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Alprostadil α-Cyclodextrin (IS)
  • PGE1 α-CD (IS)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (PH: JP XV)

Brand Names

  • Alostin
    Dong Kook, South Korea
  • Alprestil
    Gebro, Hungary
  • Alprostadil "Pint"
    Pint Pharma, Romania
  • Alprostadil Gray
    Dr. Gray, Argentina
  • Alprostadil Medisa
    Medisa Shinyaku, Japan
  • Alprostadil Panpharma
    Panpharma, France
  • Alprostadil Pharmacia
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Alprostadil Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Alprostadil Sawai
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Alprostadil
    Bedford, United States; Bedford Laboratories, Israel; Sicor, United States; Vem Ilaç, Turkey
  • Alprostan
    Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Georgia; Zentiva, Russian Federation; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Alprostapint
    Closter, Colombia; Gebro, Austria; Pint Pharma, Bulgaria; Pint Pharma, Slovakia
  • Alprostin
    Pfizer, Slovenia
  • Alyprost
    Fuji Yakuhin, Japan
  • Aplicav
    Libbs, Brazil
  • Befar
    Nexmed, Hong Kong; Yoo Young, South Korea
  • Bolesi
    Yaoyou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Bondil
    Meda, Norway; Meda, Sweden
  • Cardiobron
    Fada, Argentina
  • Caverject
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Bahrain; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Chile; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Estonia; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Slovenia; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, United States; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia, Germany; Pharmacia, Ireland; Pharmacia, Mexico; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman; US Pharmacia, Lithuania
  • Caverject DC
    Pfizer, Switzerland
  • Caverject Dual
    Pfizer, Denmark
  • Caverject Dual Chamber
    Pfizer, Hong Kong
  • Caverjectdual
    Pfizer, France
  • Caverjet
    Pfizer, Colombia
  • Edex
    Schwarz, United States; UCB Pharma, France
  • Eglandin
    Welfide, South Korea
  • Kai Tong
    Jilin Yuhua Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, China
  • Kaishi
    Tide Pharmaceutical, China
  • Karon
    Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Liple
    Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan
  • Minprog
    Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, Austria
  • Muse
    AstraZeneca, Lithuania; Meda, Germany; Meda, Denmark; Meda, Estonia; Meda, Finland; Meda, France; Meda, United Kingdom; Meda, Ireland; Meda, Luxembourg; Meda, Latvia; Meda, Netherlands; Meda, Poland; Meda, Portugal; Meda, United States; Meda Pharm, Greece; Meda Pharma, Switzerland; Paladin, Canada
  • Palux
    Taisho Yakuhin, Japan
  • Pridax
    Gebro, Austria; Gebro Pharma, Romania; Pharmore, Germany
  • Prink
    Han Mi, South Korea; Taiyo Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Prolisina VR
    Pfizer, Argentina
  • Promostan
    ONO, Taiwan
  • Prostandin
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • Prostavasin
    UCB, China
  • Prostin Pediatrico (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Chile
  • Prostin VR Pediatric (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Singapore
  • Prostin VR
    Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer, United States
  • Prostin VR (pediatric)
    Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Prostin VR Pediatric (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Taiwan
  • Prostine VR (pediatric)
    Pfizer, France
  • Prostivas
    Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Ruitong
    Saisheng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Vasaprostan
    Bayer, Georgia; Schwarz, Lithuania; Schwarz, Romania; Schwarz Pharma Ltd., Latvia
  • Vasoprost
    UCB, Portugal
  • Vasostenoon
    Kevelt, Estonia; Kevelt, Latvia
  • Viridal
    UCB, Ireland; UCB Pharma, Germany; UCB Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Yu Ge
    Yuheng Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Alprostar
    Recordati, Italy
  • Altesil
    Taiyo Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Apistandin
    Fuji Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostandin
    Ono Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostavasin
    Biosintética, Brazil; Schwarz, Austria; Schwarz, Czech Republic; Schwarz, Germany; Schwarz, Oman; Schwarz, Poland; Schwarz Pharma, Italy; Sidus, Argentina; UCB, Bulgaria
  • Sugiran
    Esteve, Spain
  • Tandetron
    Takata Seiyaku, Japan

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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