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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Choleretic agent

Chemical Name

1-Naphtalenebutanoic acid, 4-metoxy-t-oxo-

Foreign Names

  • Menbutonum (Latin)
  • Menbuton (German)
  • Menbutone (French)
  • Menbutona (Spanish)

Generic Name

  • Menbutone (OS: BAN, DCF, DCIT)

Brand Names

  • Actiliver I (Menbutone and Sorbitol (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Genabil (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim, Switzerland; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Austria; Boehrvet BI-Vetmedica, Germany
  • Genabilin (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Vet, Italy
  • Genabiline (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Santé Animale, France
  • Indigest (veterinary use)
    Calier Polska, Poland
  • Menbutil (veterinary use)
    aniMedica, Germany; Gräub, Switzerland; aniMedica, Austria
  • Menbuton Werfft (veterinary use)
    Alvetra u. Werfft AG, Poland
  • Scanohepar (veterinary use)
    Calier Polska, Poland
  • Vetahepar (veterinary use)
    Przedsiebiorstwo Wielobranzowe Vet-Agro, Poland


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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