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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cough suppressant

Opioid analgesic

Chemical Name

Morphinan-6-ol, 4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-, (5α,6α)-

Foreign Names

  • Dihydrocodeinum (Latin)
  • Dihydrocodein (German)
  • Dihydrocodéine (French)
  • Dihidrocodeina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dihydrocodeine (OS: BAN)
  • Dihydrocodéine (OS: DCF)
  • Diidrocodeina (OS: DCIT)
  • Drocode (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine methyl ether hydrochloride (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine Phosphate (PH: JP XV)
  • Dihydrocodeine Tartrate (OS: BANM)
  • Dihydrocodeine Bitartrate (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine hydrogenotartras (IS)
  • Hydrocodeine bitartrate (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine Bitartrate (PH: USP 34)
  • Dihydrocodeine hydrogen tartrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Dihydrocodeine Tartrate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Dihydrocodeini hydrogenotartras (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Dihydrocodeine hydrorhodanide (IS)
  • Paracodin rhodrad (IS)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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