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In the US, Acrivastine (acrivastine/pseudoephedrine systemic) is a member of the drug class antihistamines.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Histamine H₁-receptor antagonist (H₁-antihistaminic)

Chemical Name

(E)-6-[(E)-3-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-1-p-tolylpropenyl]-2-pyridineacrylic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acrivastinum (Latin)
  • Acrivastin (German)
  • Acrivastine (French)
  • Acrivastina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acrivastine (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • BW 825C (Wellcome) (IS)

Brand Names

  • Benadryl
    McNeil, Denmark; McNeil, Finland
  • Benadryl Allergy
    Salomone, Malta
  • Benadryl Allergy Relief
    McNeil Products, United Kingdom
  • Benadryl Plus [+ Pseudoephedrine]
    McNeil Products, United Kingdom
  • Duact [+ Pseudoephedrine]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, Turkey
  • Nasorest
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Semprex
    ACE Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands; Glaxo Wellcome, Lithuania; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; GlaxoSmithKline, Kuwait; GlaxoSmithKline, Turkey; GlaxoSmithKline China Investment, China
  • Semprex-D [+ Pseudoephedrine]
    Auxilium, United States


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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