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-(hydroxymethyl)butyl]-

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

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

Foreign Names

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

Generic Names

  • Penciclovir (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • BRL 39123 (IS: SmithKlineBeec)
  • Penciclovir Sodium (OS: USAN)
  • BRL-39123-D (IS)
  • UNII-P06226385L (IS)

Brand Names

  • Denavir
    NitroMed, United States
  • Famvir P
    Novartis, Brazil
  • Famvir
    Novartis, Austria; Novartis, Netherlands
  • Fenistil
    Novartis Consumer Health, United Kingdom
  • Fenistil Cold
    Novartis, Malta
  • Fenistil Pencivir
    Novartis, Georgia; Novartis, Russian Federation; Novartis Consumer Health, Germany
  • Fenivir
    Novartis, Bulgaria; Novartis, Estonia; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Latvia; Novartis Consumer Health, Austria; Novartis Consumer Health, Switzerland; Novartis Consumer Health, Hungary; Novartis Consumer Health, South Africa
  • Fenlips
    Novartis, Israel
  • Keyou
    Zhaohui, China
  • Pentavir
    Fortbenton, Argentina
  • Vectavir
    GlaxoSmithKline, Slovakia; Novartis, Bulgaria; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, Iceland; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, Oman; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis Consumer Health, Belgium; Novartis Consumer Health, Spain; Novartis Consumer Health, United Kingdom; Novartis Consumer Health, Netherlands; Novartis Farma, Italy
  • Zilip
    Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Denavir
    Denco Asset, United States

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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