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Drotrecogin Alfa (activated)



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anticoagulant agent: Thrombin inhibitor

Chemical Names

Blood-coagulation factor XIV (human) (WHO)

Recombinant human activated protein C with a molecular weight of approximately 56'000 daltons. Protein C is a vitamin K-dependant plasma protein involved in the regulation of hemostasis

Foreign Names

  • Drotrecoginum alfa (activatum) (Latin)
  • Drotrecogin alfa (aktiviert) (German)
  • DrotrĂ©cogine alfa (activĂ©) (French)
  • Drotrecogina alfa (activada) (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Drotrecogin Alfa (activated) (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • LY 203638 (Eli Lilly) (IS)
  • rhAPC (IS)

Brand Name


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
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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