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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories

Ophthalmic agent

Treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration

Angiogenesis inhibitor

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist

Chemical Name

5'-Ester of (2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)C-Gm-Gm-A-A-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)U-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)C-Am-Gm-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)U-Gm-Am-Am-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)U-Gm-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)C-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)U-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)U-Am-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro)U-Am-(2'-deoxy-2 (WHO, USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Pegaptanibum (Latin)
  • Pegaptanib (German)
  • PĂ©gaptanib (French)
  • Pegaptanib (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pegaptanib (OS: BAN)
  • Pegaptanib Sodium (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • EYE001 (IS: Eyetech)
  • NX1838 (IS: Eyetech)

Brand Names

  • Macugen
    Pfizer, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Serbia; Pfizer, Slovenia; Pfizer, Turkey; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Lithuania; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Philippines; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Japan, Japan

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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