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In the US, Alfentanil (alfentanil systemic) is a member of the drug class narcotic analgesics and is used to treat Anesthesia and Pain.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Opioid analgesic

Chemical Name

N-[1-[2-(4-etyl-5-oxo-2-tetrazolin-1-yl)etyl]-4-(metoxymetyl)-4-piperidinyl]propionanilide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Alfentanilum (Latin)
  • Alfentanil (German)
  • Alfentanil (French)
  • Alfentanilo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alfentanil (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Alfentanil Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • R 39209 (IS)
  • Alfentanil (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alfentanil hydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alfentanil Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016)
  • Alfentanil hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alfentanili hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Alfentanil Metropolis
    Metropolis Healthcare, Malta
  • Alfentanil P & D
    P & D, Malta
  • Rapifen
    Janssen, Hong Kong; Janssen, Taiwan; Janssen-Cilag, Tunisia; Kemofarmacija, Slovenia
  • Alfast
    Cristalia, Brazil
  • Alfenta
    Akorn, United States
  • Alfentanil
    hameln pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Alfentanil Hydrochloride Abbott
    Abbott, United States
  • Alfentanil Max Health
    Max Health, New Zealand
  • Alfentanil Sandoz
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Alfentanil-hameln
    Hameln Pharma Plus, Germany
  • Fentalim
    Aziende Chimiche Riunite Angelini Francesco A.C.R.A.F S., Italy
  • Limifen
    Janssen-cilag, Spain
  • Rapifen
    Janssen, Belgium; Janssen, Brazil; Janssen, Finland; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, Norway; Janssen, New Zealand; Janssen, Singapore; Janssen, South Africa; Janssen Cilag, Netherlands; Janssen Cilag, Serbia; Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Janssen-Cilag, Czech Republic; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Denmark; Janssen-Cilag, Egypt; Janssen-Cilag, France; Janssen-Cilag, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Lebanon; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Janssen-Cilag Pharma, Austria; Janssen-Cilag, Peru


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
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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