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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 Category

Anesthetic, injectable

Chemical Name

3α-Hydroxy-5α-pregnane-11,20-dione (WHO, BAN)

Foreign Names

  • Alfaxalonum (Latin)
  • Alfaxalon (German)
  • Alfaxalone (French)
  • Alfaxalona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alfaxalone (OS: DCF, BAN, JAN)
  • Alphaxalone (IS)
  • GR 2/234 (IS)
  • Alfaxolone (PH: BP vet. 2018)

Brand Names

  • Alfaxan [veterinary use]
    Afrivet, South Africa; Albrecht, Germany; Dechra, Finland; Dechra, Sweden; Dechra Veterinary Products, France; Jurox, Australia; Jurox, Belgium; Jurox, Ireland; Jurox, New Zealand; Jurox Pty., United States; Jurox UK plc, United Kingdom
  • Alfaxan 10 mg/ml [veterinary use]
    Jurox, Austria; Jurox, Netherlands
  • Alfaxan For cats and dogs [veterinary use]
    Jurox Pty Ltd, Canada


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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