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Fentanyl

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

In the US, Fentanyl (fentanyl systemic) is a member of the drug class narcotic analgesics and is used to treat Anesthesia, Anesthetic Adjunct, Breakthrough Pain, Chronic Pain, Dercum's Disease, Pain, Postoperative Pain and Sedation.

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UK matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

N01AH01,N02AB03

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000437-38-7

Chemical Formula

C22-H28-N2-O

Molecular Weight

336

Therapeutic Categories

Opioid analgesic

Agent for procedural sedation

Chemical Names

1-Phenetyl-4-N-propionylanilinopiperidine (WHO)

N-(1-Phenetyl-4-piperidyl)propionanilide (IUPAC)

Propanamide, N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenyletyl)-4-piperidinyl]-

Foreign Names

  • Fentanylum (Latin)
  • Fentanyl (German)
  • Fentanyl (French)
  • Fentanilo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Fentanil (OS: DCIT)
  • Fentanyl (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • Phentanyl (IS)
  • R 5240 (IS)
  • Fentanyl (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Fentanylum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fentanyl Citrate (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • McN-JR 4263-49 (IS)
  • R 4263 (IS)
  • Fentanyl (citrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fentanyl Citrate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Fentanyl citrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fentanylcitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fentanyli citras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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