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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antihypertensive agent

Treatment of coronary heart disease

Calcium channel blocker

Chemical Name

(±)-(R*)-3-[(R*)-1-Benzyl-3-piperidyl] metyl 1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimetyl-4-(m-nitrophenyl)-3,5-pyridinedicarboxylate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Benidipinum (Latin)
  • Benidipin (German)
  • Bénidipine (French)
  • Benidipino (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Caritec
    Ranbaxy, India
  • Benidipine Hydrochloride
    Choseido Pharmaceutical, Japan; Kobayashi Kako, Japan; Kyorin Rimedio, Japan; Kyowa Yakuhin, Japan; Medisa Shinyaku, Japan; Mylan Seiyaku, Japan; Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan; Nihon Yakuhin Kogyo, Japan; Nipro, Japan; Nisshin Pharmaceutical, Japan; Ohara Yakuhin, Japan; Sawai Seiyaku, Japan; Takeda Teva Pharma, Japan; Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan; Tatsumi Kagaku, Japan; Towa Yakuhin, Japan; Yoshindo, Japan; Tsuruhara Seiyaku Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Benipin
    Saba, Turkey
  • Codipine
    Yungjin, South Korea
  • Coniel
    Deva, Turkey; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Japan; Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical, China
  • Yuan Zhi
    HuaXia Pharm Group, China


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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