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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 2015, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)
  • Alprostadilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Alprostadil α-Cyclodextrin (IS)
  • PGE1 α-CD (IS)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • Alprestil
    Gebro, Hungary; Zentiva, Czech Republic
  • Alprostadil "Pint"
    BAG Health Care, Georgia; Pint Pharma, Romania
  • Alprostadil HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Alprostadil Medisa
    Medisa Shinyaku, Japan
  • Alprostadil Pharmacia
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Alprostadil Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Alprostadil Sawai
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Alprostadil Towa
    Towa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Alprostadil Vem Ilaç
    Vem Ilaç, Turkey
  • Alprostan
    Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Russian Federation; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Alprostapint
    Biotoscana, Colombia; GEBRO Pharma GmbH, Slovakia; Pint Pharma, Bulgaria; Pint Pharma, Poland
  • Alprostin
    Pfizer, Slovenia
  • Alyprost
    Fuji Yakuhin, Japan
  • Aplicav
    Libbs, Brazil
  • Bolesi
    Yaoyou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Bondil
    Meda, Norway; Meda, Sweden
  • Cardiobron
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Caverject
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Chile; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, South Korea; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Slovenia; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Ireland; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia, Germany; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States; Pharmacia & Upjohn Pty, Lithuania; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Caverject DC
    Pfizer, Switzerland
  • Caverject Dual
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Caverjectdual
    Pfizer, France
  • Caverjet
    Pfizer, Colombia
  • Edex
    Actient, United States; Schwarz, Tunisia; UCB Pharma, France
  • Eglandin
    Mitsubishi Tanabe, 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
    Astra Pharmaceutical Production, Latvia; AstraZeneca, Lithuania; Meda, Denmark; Meda, Estonia; Meda, Finland; Meda, France; Meda, United Kingdom; Meda, Ireland; Meda, Netherlands; Meda, Portugal; Meda Pharm, Greece; MEDA Pharma, Switzerland; MEDA Pharma, Germany; Paladin, Canada; Vivus, United States
  • Palux
    Taisho Seiyaku, Japan
  • Pridax
    Gebro Pharma, Romania; Pharmore, Germany
  • Prink
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Prolisina VR
    Pfizer, Argentina
  • Promostan
    ONO, Taiwan
  • Prostavasin
    Schwarz, Egypt; Schwarz Pharma, Lebanon; UCB, Bulgaria; UCB, China; UCB, Mexico
  • Prostin
    Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, Greece
  • Prostin Pediatrico (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Chile
  • Prostin VR
    Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Europe, Poland; Pharmacia Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Prostin VR (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Prostin VR Pediatric (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Taiwan
  • Prostine VR (pediatric)
    Pfizer, France
  • Prostivas (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Ruitong
    Saisheng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Vasaprostan
    Bayer, Georgia; Schwarz, Romania; UCB, Lithuania
  • Vasoprost
    UCB, Portugal
  • Vasostenoon
    Kevelt, Estonia; Kevelt, Latvia
  • Viridal
    UCB, Ireland; UCB Pharma, Germany; UCB Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Vitaros
    Sandoz, Netherlands; Takeda, United Kingdom
  • Vitaros HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Yu Ge
    Yuheng Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Alprostadil Alfadex AFP
    Yell Yakuhin, Japan
  • Alprostar
    Recordati, Italy
  • Altesil
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Apistandin
    Fuji Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mediprost
    Yell Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostandin
    Dong-A, South Korea; Ono Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostandin 0.003%
    Ono Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostavasin
    Biosintetica, Brazil; Schwarz, Czech Republic; Schwarz, Oman; Schwarz Pharma, Italy; Sidus, Argentina; UCB, Austria; UCB, Poland; UCB Pharma, Germany
  • 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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