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In the US, Alprostadil (alprostadil systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: impotence agents, vasodilators and is used to treat Erectile Dysfunction and Patent Ductus Arteriosus.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories



Treatment of erectile dysfunction

Chemical Names

(1R,2R,3R)-3-Hydroxy-2-[(E)-(3S)-3-hydroxy-1-octenyl]-5-oxocyclopentaneheptanoic acid (WHO)

(13E)-(11R,15S)-11,15-Dihydroxy-9-oxoprost-13-enoic acid (BAN)

Foreign Names

  • Alprostadilum (Latin)
  • Alprostadil (German)
  • Alprostadil (French)
  • Alprostadil (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alprostadil (OS: DCF, DCIT, USAN, JAN, BAN)
  • PGE₁ (IS)
  • Prostaglandin E₁ (IS)
  • U 10136 (IS: Upjohn)
  • Alprostadil (PH: BP 2016, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Alprostadilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Alprostadil α-Cyclodextrin (IS)
  • PGE1 α-CD (IS)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • Alprestil
    Gebro, Hungary; Zentiva, Czech Republic
  • Alprostadil "Pint"
    BAG Health Care, Georgia; Pint Pharma, Romania
  • Alprostadil HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Alprostadil Intsel Chimos
    Intsel Chimos, France
  • Alprostadil Medisa
    Medisa Shinyaku, Japan
  • Alprostadil Nichi-iko
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Alprostadil Panpharma
    Panpharma, France
  • Alprostadil Pfizer
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Alprostadil PPD
    Clinical Technology Centre, Netherlands
  • Alprostadil Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Alprostadil Sawai
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Alprostadil Teva
    Teva, United States
  • Alprostadil Towa
    Towa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Alprostadil Valeo
    Valeo, Canada
  • Alprostadil Vem Ilaç
    Vem Ilaç, Turkey
  • Alprostan
    Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Alprostan Zentiva
    Zentiva, Russian Federation
  • Alprostapint
    Biotoscana, Colombia; Gebro Pharma, Austria; Pint Pharma, Bulgaria
  • Aplicav
    Libbs, Brazil
  • Bolesi
    Yaoyou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Bondil
    Meda, Norway; Meda, Sweden
  • Cardiobron
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Caverject
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Hellas AE, Cyprus; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia, Germany; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States; Pharmacia & Upjohn Pty, Lithuania; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Caverject DC
    Pfizer, Switzerland
  • Caverject Dual
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Edex
    Actient Pharmaceuticals, United States; Schwarz, Tunisia; UCB Pharma, France
  • Eglandin
    Mitsubishi Tanabe, South Korea
  • Kai Tong
    Jilin Yuhua Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, China
  • Kaishi
    Tide Pharmaceutical, China
  • Karon
    Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Liple
    Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan
  • Minprog
    Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, Austria
  • Muse
    Astra Pharmaceutical Production, Latvia; AstraZeneca, Lithuania; Meda, Denmark; Meda, Estonia; Meda, Finland; Meda, France; Meda, Ireland; Meda, Italy; Meda, Netherlands; Meda, Portugal; Meda, United States; Meda Pharm, Austria; Meda Pharm, Greece; MEDA Pharma, Switzerland; MEDA Pharma, Germany; Meda Pharma Sau, Spain; Meda Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Paladin, Canada; Vivus, United States
  • Palux
    Taisho Seiyaku, Japan
  • Pridax
    Gebro Pharma, Austria; Gebro Pharma, Romania; Pharmore, Germany
  • Prink
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Prolisina VR
    Pfizer, Argentina
  • Promostan
    ONO, Taiwan
  • Prostavasin
    Schwarz, Egypt; Schwarz Pharma, Lebanon; UCB, Bulgaria; UCB, China; UCB, Slovakia; UCB de Mexico, Mexico
  • Prostin Pediatrico (pediatric)
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile
  • Prostin VR
    Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Europe, Poland
  • Prostin VR (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Prostin VR Pediatric (pediatric)
    Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States
  • Prostine VR (pediatric)
    Pfizer, France
  • Prostivas
    Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Ruitong
    Saisheng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Vasaprostan
    Schwarz, Romania; Schwarz Pharma Ltd., Latvia; UCB, Lithuania
  • Vasoprost
    UCB, Portugal
  • Vasostenoon
    Kevelt, Estonia; Kevelt, Latvia
  • Viridal
    UCB, Ireland; UCB Pharma, Germany; UCB Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Vitaros
    Majorelle, France; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Sweden; Takeda UK, United Kingdom
  • Vitaros HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Vytaros
    Sandoz, Belgium
  • Yu Ge
    Yuheng Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Alprostadil Alfadex AFP
    Yell Yakuhin, Japan
  • Alprostar
    Recordati, Italy
  • Altesil
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Apistandin
    Fuji Seiyaku, Japan
  • Donga Prostandin
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • Mediprost
    Yell Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostandin 0.003%
    Ono Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostavasin
    Biosintetica, Brazil; Schwarz, Czech Republic; Schwarz, Oman; Sidus, Argentina; UCB, Poland; UCB Pharma, Austria; UCB Pharma, Germany; UCB Pharma, Italy
  • Sugiran
    Laboratorios Dr. Esteve, Spain
  • Tandetron
    Takata Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Vasaprostan
    Bayer, Georgia


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
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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