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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Opioid analgesic

Chemical Names

4-Piperidinecarboxylic acid, 1-metyl-4-phenyl-, etyl ester

Etyl-1-metyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Pethidine (OS: BAN)
  • Péthidine (OS: DCF)
  • Petidina (OS: DCIT)
  • Isonipecaïne (IS)
  • Meperidine (IS)
  • Pethidine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Isonipecaine Hydrochloride (IS)
  • Meperidine Hydrochloride (IS)
  • Pethidine Hydrochloride (IS)
  • Sauteralgyl (IS)
  • Spasmedal (IS)
  • Spasmodolin (IS)
  • Meperidine Hydrochloride (PH: USP 37)
  • Péthidine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pethidine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Pethidine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pethidinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pethidini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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