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In the US, Misoprostol (misoprostol systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous GI agents and is used to treat Abortion, Cervical Ripening, Duodenal Ulcer, Gynecological Conditions, Labor Induction, NSAID-Induced Ulcer Prophylaxis, Postpartum Bleeding and Stomach Ulcer.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of peptic ulcer

Prostaglandin analogue

Chemical Name

Prost-13-en-1-oic acid, 11,16-dihydroxy-16-metyl-9-oxo-, metyl ester, (11α,13E)-(±)-

Foreign Names

  • Misoprostolum (Latin)
  • Misoprostol (German)
  • Misoprostol (French)
  • Misoprostol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Misoprostol (OS: BAN, JAN, DCF, USAN)
  • SC 29333 (IS: Searle)
  • Misoprostol (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)
  • Misoprostolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Alsoben
    Unimed Pharm, Vietnam
  • Alumbra
    Grünenthal, Chile
  • Apo-Misoprostol
    Apotex, Hong Kong
  • Arthotec forte (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pharmacia, Germany
  • Arthrofen (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Healthcare, Bangladesh
  • Arthrotec (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Continental, Belgium; GD Searle, United States; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Estonia; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Ireland; Piramal, Israel; Searle, Oman; Searle, Pakistan
  • Arthrotec Forte (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Slovakia
  • Arthrotec forte (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Arthrotec Forte (Misoprostol and Misoprostol)
    Pfizer, Iceland
  • Artisaf (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Friends, Pakistan
  • Artotec (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia; Piramal, Georgia
  • Artrenac Pro SR (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Merck, Ecuador
  • Artrotec (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Continental, Spain; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Schering-Plough, Ecuador
  • Chromalux
    Pharos, Indonesia
  • Citrosol
    Otto Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Clofina (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    RAK, Bangladesh
  • Cyprostol
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Cyprostol-Tabletten
    Salus, Slovenia
  • Cytil
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Cytolog
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Cytomis
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Cytonac (Misoprostol and Aceclofenac)
    Delvin, India
  • Cytopan (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Getz Pharma Ltd., Myanmar
  • Cytostol
    Combiphar, Indonesia
  • Cytotec
    ARIS, Turkey; Continental, Belgium; Continental, Italy; Npil Pharmaceuticals, Georgia; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, South Korea; Pfizer, Malta; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Oman; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, United States; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Ireland; Pfizer Japan, Japan; Pharmacia Ltd, United Kingdom; Piramal, Israel; Searle, Lebanon; Searle, Lithuania; ZRSTK, Slovenia
  • Diclofenac Sodium and Misoprostol Actavis (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Actavis, United States
  • Dix Extra (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Erdon Super (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Gastrul
    Pratapa Nirmala/Fahrenheit, Indonesia
  • Industol
    Lafrancol, Colombia
  • Invitec
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Isovent
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Medabon (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    Sun, Estonia; SUN Europe, Denmark; Sun Pharma, United Kingdom; Sun Pharma, Netherlands; Sun Pharmaceutical, Bulgaria
  • Mesopil
    AHPL, India
  • Miclofenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Mifenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    East West, India
  • Mifeprin Kit (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    SUN, Tunisia
  • Mirolut
    MIR Pharm, Russian Federation; Obninsk, Georgia
  • Misive
    Bial-Industrial Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Misoclear
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Misoclo (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Misodel
    Ferring, Switzerland; Ferring, Denmark; Ferring Legemidler AS, Norway
  • Misodex
    Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Misofar
    Bial-Industrial Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Misofenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Acme, Bangladesh; Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Misolast
    FDC, India
  • Misone
    Exel, Estonia
  • Misopa
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Misoprosmek
    Exmek, Peru
  • Misoprostol - Hualian
    New Hualian, China
  • Misoprostol stada
    Stada-VN JV, Vietnam
  • Misoprostol Zizhu
    Zizhu, Georgia
  • Misoprostol-Zizhu Pharm
    Zizhu, China
  • Misotrol
    Sanofi-Aventis, Chile
  • Mizolast
    FDC, India
  • MS-Kare
    DKT India, India
  • MTP (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    Cipla, India
  • Mtprost (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    Cipla, India
  • Mysodelle
    Ferring, United Kingdom
  • Napratec (Misoprostol and Naproxen)
    Pfizer, United Kingdom
  • Noprostol
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Normulen (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Grünenthal, Spain
  • Oxaprost (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Beta, Argentina
  • Topogyne
    Delpharm, Bulgaria; Exelgyn, United Kingdom
  • Ultrafen Plus (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • U-Miso
    U-Liang, Taiwan
  • Zetec
    Procaps, Colombia

International Drug Name Search


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

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