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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


β₂-Sympathomimetic agent

Tocolytic agent

Chemical Name

1,2-Benzenediol, 4,4'-[1,6-hexanediylbis[imino(1-hydroxy-2,1-etanediyl)]]bis-

Foreign Names

  • Hexoprenalinum (Latin)
  • Hexoprenalin (German)
  • Héxoprénaline (French)
  • Hexoprenalina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Ipradol
    Nycomed, Lebanon
  • Argocian
    Biol, Argentina
  • Asmadol
    ADCO, Egypt
  • Etoscol
    DCPC, Taiwan
  • Gynipral
    Alkaloid, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Alkaloid, Serbia; Nycomed, Czech Republic; Nycomed, Egypt; Nycomed, Georgia; Nycomed, Lithuania; Nycomed, Romania; Takeda, Bulgaria; Takeda Pharma, Austria; Takeda Pharma, Switzerland
  • Hexoline
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Ipradol
    ADCO, Egypt; Nycomed, Egypt; Takeda, Hong Kong
  • Taicopin
    DCPC, Taiwan


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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