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Penciclovir

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D06BB06,J05AB13

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0039809-25-1

Chemical Formula

C10-H15-N5-O3

Molecular Weight

253

Therapeutic Categories

Antiviral agent

Nucleoside analogue

Chemical Names

6H-Purin-6-one, 2-amino-1,9-dihydro-9-[4-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymetyl)butyl]-

9-[4-Hydroxy-3-(hydroxymetyl)butyl]guanin (IUPAC)

9-[4-Hydroxy-3-(hydroxymetyl)butyl]guanine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Penciclovirum (Latin)
  • Penciclovir (German)
  • Penciclovir (French)
  • Penciclovir (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Penciclovir (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • BRL 39123 (IS: SmithKlineBeec)

Brand Names

  • Denavir
    GlaxoSmithKline, United States
  • Famvir 1%
    Novartis Pharma, Austria
  • Famvir P
    Novartis, Brazil
  • Fenistil Cold Sore
    Novartis, Malta; Novartis Consumer Health, United Kingdom
  • Fenistil Penciclovir
    Novartis Consumer Health, Netherlands
  • Fenistil Pencivir
    Novartis, Georgia; Novartis, Russian Federation; Novartis Consumer Health, Germany
  • Fenivir
    Novartis, Bulgaria; Novartis, Estonia; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Latvia; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis Consumer Health, Switzerland; Novartis Consumer Health, Spain; Novartis Consumer Health, Hungary; Novartis Consumer Health, South Africa
  • Fenlips
    Novartis Pharma, Israel
  • Keyou
    Zhaohui, China
  • Pencivir bei Lippenherpes
    Novartis Consumer Health, Germany
  • Pentavir
    Fortbenton, Argentina
  • Penvirox
    Impropharma, Colombia
  • Vectavir
    GlaxoSmithKline, Slovakia; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, Iceland; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, Oman; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis Consumer Health, Australia; Novartis Consumer Health, Belgium; Novartis Farma, Italy
  • Zilip
    Novartis Consumer Health, Italy

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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