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Alprostadil (International)

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.

US matches:



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 (Upjohn) (IS)
  • Alprostadil (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Alprostadilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Alprostadil α-Cyclodextrin (IS)
  • PGE1 α-CD (IS)
  • Alprostadil Alfadex (PH: JP XVII)

Brand Names

  • Alprestil
    Ferrer-Galenica, Greece
  • Alprestil 20 µg/ml
    Gebro, Hungary
  • Alpros 20 mcg/ml
    Kocak Farma, Turkey
  • Alpros 500 mcg/ml
    Kocak Farma, Turkey
  • Alprostadil
    Fuji Seiyaku, Japan; Medisa Shinyaku, Japan; Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan; Sawai Seiyaku, Japan; Towa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Alprostadil 20 mcg/ml
    Vem Ilaç, Turkey
  • Alprostadil 500 mcg/ml
    Vem Ilaç, Turkey
  • Alprostadil Ferring
    Ferring, Netherlands
  • Alprostadil Genfarma
    Genfarma, Spain
  • Alprostadil HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Alprostadil Intsel Chimos 0,5 mg/ml
    Intsel Chimos, France
  • Alprostadil Panpharma 0,5 mg/ml
    Panpharma, France
  • Alprostadil Pfizer
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Alprostadil Recordati
    Recordati, Netherlands
  • Alprostadil Remedia
    Farmaceutica REMEDIA Distribution & Logistics, Romania
  • Alprostadil Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Alprostan
    Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Alprostan Zentiva
    Zentiva, Russian Federation
  • Alprostapint
    Biotoscana, Argentina; Pint Pharma, Bulgaria
  • Alprostapint 20
    Biotoscana, Colombia
  • Alprostapint 500
    Biotoscana, Colombia
  • Alprostapint 500 µg
    Gebro Pharma, Austria
  • Alprostin
    Pfizer, Slovenia
  • Bi Fa Er
    Ni Ke Mei Pharm, China
  • Bolesi
    Yaoyou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Bondil
    Meda, Norway; Meda, Sweden
  • Cardiobron
    Fada, Uruguay; Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Caverject
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Mexico; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Oman; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer ApS, Iceland; Pfizer Hellas, Malta; Pfizer Hellas AE, Cyprus; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia & Upjohn, Kuwait; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States; Pharmacia & Upjohn Pty, Lithuania; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon
  • CAVERJECT 10μg
    Pharmacia, Germany
  • Caverject 10μg
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Hungary
  • Caverject 10mcg
    Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Luxembourg; Pfizer PFE, Switzerland
  • CAVERJECT 20μg
    Pharmacia, Germany
  • Caverject 20μg
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Hungary
  • Caverject 20mcg
    Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Luxembourg; Pfizer PFE, Switzerland
  • Caverject DC 10mcg
    Pfizer, Switzerland
  • Caverject DC 20mcg
    Pfizer, Switzerland
  • Caverject Dual
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Caverject Dual 10 µg
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Caverject Dual 20 µg
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Edex
    Auxilium, United States; Schwarz, Tunisia; UCB Pharma, France
  • Eglandin
    Mitsubishi Tanabe, South Korea
  • Gaverject
    Pharmacia, Pakistan
  • Kai Tong
    Jilin Yuhua Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, China
  • Kaishi
    Tide Pharmaceutical, China
  • Karon
    Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Liple
    Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan
  • Minprog [pediatric]
    Pfizer, Germany
  • Minprog 500μg
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Muse
    AstraZeneca, Lithuania; Janssen-Cilag, Kuwait; Meda, Denmark; Meda, Estonia; Meda, France; Meda, Greece; Meda, Ireland; Meda, Italy; Meda, Lithuania; Meda, Portugal; MEDA Pharma, Germany; MEDA Pharma, Netherlands; Meda Pharma Sau, Spain; Meda Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Mylan Specialty, United States; Paladin, Canada
  • Muse 1000 µg
    Meda Pharm, Austria
  • Muse 1000mcg
    MEDA Pharma, Switzerland
  • Muse 250mcg
    MEDA Pharma, Switzerland
  • Muse 500 µg
    Meda Pharm, Austria
  • Muse 500mcg
    MEDA Pharma, Switzerland
  • Ostapint
    Avalon, Peru
  • Palux
    Taisho Seiyaku, Japan
  • Pridax
    Gebro Pharma, Romania
  • Pridax 20 µg/ml
    Gebro Pharma, Austria; Pharmore, Germany
  • Prink
    Takeda Teva Pharma, Japan
  • Prolisina VR
    Pfizer, Argentina
  • Promostan
    ONO, Taiwan
  • Prostavasin
    Adeka, Turkey; Schwarz, Egypt; Schwarz Pharma, Lebanon; UCB, China; UCB, Czech Republic; UCB, Slovakia; UCB Pharma, Bulgaria
  • Prostin Pediatrico [pediatric]
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile
  • Prostin VR
    Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Europe, Poland; Pharmacia & Upjohn, Kuwait
  • Prostin VR [pediatric]
    Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon
  • Prostin VR 0.5 mg/ml
    Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Luxembourg
  • Prostin VR 500mcg/ml [pediatric]
    Pfizer PFE, Switzerland
  • Prostin VR Pediatric [pediatric]
    Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States
  • Prostine VR
    Pfizer, France
  • Prostine VR [pediatric]
    Pfizer, France
  • Prostivas
    Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Ruitong
    Saisheng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Vasaprostan
    Adeofarma, Lithuania; Lex ano, Lithuania; UCB, Lithuania
  • Vasoprost
    UCB, Portugal
  • Vasostenoon
    Kevelt, Estonia; Kevelt, Latvia
  • Viridal
    UCB, Ireland
  • Viridal 10μg
    UCB Pharma, Germany
  • Viridal 20μg
    UCB Pharma, Germany
  • Viridal 40μg
    UCB Pharma, Germany
  • Viridal Duo
    UCB Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Virirec
    Casen Recordati, Spain
  • Vitaros
    Ferring, Argentina; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Herbacos Recordati, Slovakia; Majorelle, France; Recordati, Ireland; Recordati, Portugal; Recordati Ireland, Czech Republic; Recordati Ireland, Romania; Recordati Irland Ltd, Greece
  • Vitaros HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Vytaros
    Ferring, Belgium
  • Vytaros 3mg/g
    Ferring, Luxembourg
  • Yu Ge
    Yuheng Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Alprostadil Alfadex
    Kyoshi Mirai, Japan
  • Alprostar
    Recordati, Italy
  • Altesil
    Takeda Teva Pharma, Japan
  • Apistandin
    Fuji Seiyaku, Japan
  • Donga Prostandin
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • Prostandin
    Ono Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostandin 0.003%
    Ono Yakuhin, Japan
  • Prostavasin
    Biosintética, Brazil; Schwarz Pharma, Italy; UCB, Poland
  • Prostavasin 20μg
    UCB Pharma, Germany
  • Prostavasin 40μg
    UCB Pharma, Germany
  • Prostavastin
    UCB Pharma, Austria
  • Tandetron
    Takata Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Vasaprostan
    UCB Pharma, Romania


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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