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In the US, Clevidipine (clevidipine systemic) is a member of the drug class calcium channel blocking agents and is used to treat High Blood Pressure and Hypertensive Emergency.

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Therapeutic Category

Antihypertensive agent

Chemical Names

(+-)-Hydroxymetyl metyl 4-(2,3-dichlorphenyl)-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimetyl-3,5-pyridine-dicarboxylate, butyrate (ester) (WHO)

(Butanoyloxy)metyl metyl (4RS)-4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-2,6-dimetyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate (USAN)


4-(2,3-Dichlorophenyl)-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimetyl-3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid metyl (1-oxybutoxy)metyl ester

Butyroxymetyl metyl 4-(2',3'-dichlorophenyl)-2,6-dimetyl-1,4-dihydroxypyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate

O3-(butanoyloxymetyl) O5-metyl (4R)- 4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-2,6-dimetyl- 1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate (IUPAC)

Pyridinedicarboxylic acid, 4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimetyl-, metyl (1-oxobutoxy)metyl ester (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Clevidipinum (Latin)
  • Clevidipin (German)
  • ClĂ©vidipine (French)
  • Clevidipino (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Clevidipine (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • H324/38 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Cleviprex
    The Medicines Company, Switzerland; The Medicines Company, Germany; The Medicines Company, France; The Medicines Company, Netherlands; The Medicines Company, Sweden; The Medicines Company, United States; The Medicines Company UK, United Kingdom


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Prop.INNProposed 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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