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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Dermatological agent

Chemical Name

(2E,4E,6Z,8E)-3,7-dimetyl-9-(2,6,6-trimetyl-1-cyclohexen-1yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraenoic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Alitretinoinum (Latin)
  • Alitretinoin (German)
  • Alitrétinoïne (French)
  • Alitretinoína (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alitretinoin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Alitrétinoïne (OS: DCF)
  • 9-cis-Retinoic acid (IS)
  • CCRIS 7098 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Panretin
    Eisai, Greece; Eisai, Lithuania; Eisai, Netherlands; Eisai, Poland; Eisai, Portugal; Ferrer Internacional, Spain; Ligand, United States; Teva, Germany
  • Panretin 0.1%
    Eisai, France
  • Toctino
    Almirall, Netherlands; Basilea, Bulgaria; Basilea Medical, Lithuania; Basilea Medical Ltd, Portugal; Basilea Pharmaceutica, Israel; GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland; GlaxoSmithKline, Germany; GlaxoSmithKline, Denmark; GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, Italy; GlaxoSmithKline, Malta; GlaxoSmithKline, Romania; GlaxoSmithKline, Slovenia; GlaxoSmithKline, Slovakia; GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, Austria; GlaxoSmithKline Santé Grand Public, France; Medcor, Netherlands; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Germany; Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, United Kingdom; Stiefel, Iceland; Stiefel, Netherlands; Stiefel, Norway; Stiefel Laboratories Polska Sp. z.o.o., Poland


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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