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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Arginine (arginine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: in vivo diagnostic biologicals, oral nutritional supplements and is used to treat Diagnosis and Investigation and Dietary Supplementation.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Proteinogenic amino acid

Hepatoprotective agent

Chemical Names

(S)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic acid (Ph. Eur.)

L(+)-Arginine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Argininum (Latin)
  • Arginin (German)
  • Arginine (French)
  • Arginina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Arginina (OS: DCIT)
  • Arginine (OS: DCF)
  • L-Arginine (OS: JAN)
  • Arg (IS)
  • Arginin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Arginine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Argininum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • L-Arginine (PH: JP XVI)
  • L-Asparaginsäure, Mono-L-arginin-Salz (IS)
  • Argininaspartat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Arginine (aspartate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Arginine Aspartate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Arginine aspartate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Arginini aspartas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Arginine Glutamate (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Glutaminsäure, Argininsalz (IS)
  • Arginine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN)
  • L-Arginine Hydrochloride (OS: JAN)
  • Chlorhydrate d'arginine (IS)
  • Arginine (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Arginine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Arginine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Argininhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Arginini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • L-Arginine Hydrochloride (PH: JP XVI)
  • 2-Oxoglutarsäure, L-Arginin-Salz 1:2 (IS)
  • Argininhemioxoglurat (IS)
  • Arginina pidolato (OS: DCIT)
  • Arginin pyroglutamat (IS)
  • Arginin, Salz mit 5-Oxoprolin (IS)
  • Pidolarginum (IS)
  • Pirglutargina (IS)
  • Pyrglutargine (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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