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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Lipid lowering agent: Nicotinic acid derivative

Chemical Name

5-Metylpyrazinecarboxylic acid 4-oxide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acipimoxum (Latin)
  • Acipimox (German)
  • Acipimox (French)
  • Acipimox (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acipimox (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • K 9321 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Nedios
    Takeda Nederland, Netherlands
  • Olbetam
    Dr. Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Farmitalia, Kuwait; Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd, China
  • Olbetam 250mg
    Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Luxembourg; Pfizer PFE, Switzerland
  • Si Li Meng
    Di Ao Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Yiping
    Lunan Pharmaceutical, China


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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