Pirfenidone

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

L04AX05

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0053179-13-8

Chemical Formula

C12-H11-N-O

Molecular Weight

185

Therapeutic Categories

Anti-inflammatory agent

Antifibrotic agent

Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chemical Names

5-Methyl-1-phenyl-1-H-pyridin-2-one (JAN)

5-Methyl-1-phenyl-2(1H)-pyridone (WHO, USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Pirfenidonum (Latin)
  • Pirfenidon (German)
  • PirfĂ©nidone (French)
  • Pirfenidona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pirfenidone (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • AMR-69 (IS)
  • S-7701 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Esbriet
    InterMune, Germany; InterMune, Norway
  • Pirespa
    Shionogi Seiyaku, Japan

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

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

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