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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Agent for procedural sedation

Anesthetic, injectable

Chemical Names

(S)-2-(o-chlorophenyl)-2-(metylamino)cyclohexanone (WHO)

2-(2-Chlorophenyl)-2-(metylamino)cyclohexanone (IUPAC)

Cyclohexanone, 2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(metylamino)-, (2S)-

Foreign Names

  • Esketaminum (Latin)
  • Esketamin (German)
  • Eskétamine (French)
  • Esketamina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Esketamine Pfizer
    Pfizer, Estonia
  • Ketanest
    Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; EuroCept, Netherlands; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Nordic Pharma, Netherlands; Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Ketanest S
    Kemofarmacija, Slovenia; Pfizer, Austria
  • Ketanest-S
    Pfizer, Finland
  • Keta-S (veterinary use)
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • S-Ketamin Pfizer
    Pfizer, Denmark


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
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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