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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Central stimulant


Xanthine derivative

Chemical Name

1H-Purine-2,6-dione, 3,7-dihydro-3-metyl-1-(5-oxohexyl)-7-propyl-

Foreign Names

  • Propentofyllinum (Latin)
  • Propentofyllin (German)
  • Propentofylline (French)
  • Propentofilina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Propentofylline (OS: BAN, DCF, JAN)
  • HWA 285 (IS: HoechstMarion)

Brand Names

  • Karsivan (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Austria; Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, Germany; Intervet, Italy; Intervet, Poland; Intervet Schering Plough, South Africa; MSD Animal, Norway; MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Propentofylline Norbrook (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Vitofyllin (veterinary use)
    Animalcare, Austria; Animalcare, Belgium; Animalcare, Ireland; Animalcare, Netherlands; Axience, France
  • Vivitonin (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet Ireland, Ireland; MSD, New Zealand; MSD Animal Health, Australia

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.