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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 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Misoprostolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Alsoben
    Unimed Pharm, Vietnam
  • Apo-Misoprostol
    Apotex, Canada; 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, Ireland; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; 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)
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Schering-Plough, Ecuador
  • Chromalux
    Pharos, Indonesia
  • Citrosol
    Otto Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Clofina (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    RAK, Bangladesh
  • Cyprostol
    Pfizer, Austria; Salus, Slovenia
  • Cytil
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Cytolog
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Cytomis
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Cytonac (Misoprostol and Aceclofenac)
    Delvin, India
  • Cytostol
    Combiphar, Indonesia
  • Cytotec
    ARIS, Turkey; Continental, Belgium; Continental, Italy; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; IMP, Egypt; Medcor, Netherlands; Npil Pharmaceuticals, Georgia; P & D, Malta; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Egypt; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Malta; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Oman; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Japan, Japan; Pfizer U.S., United States; Piramal, Israel; Searle, Egypt; Searle, Lebanon; Searle, Lithuania; Zavod, Slovenia
  • Cytotec Biotest
    IMP, Egypt
  • Diclofenac Sodium and Misoprostol Actavis (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Actavis, United States
  • Diclofenacnatrium/Misoprostol Actavis (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Actavis, Netherlands
  • Diclofenacnatrium/Misoprostol Sandoz (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Dix Extra (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Erdon Super (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Gastrul
    Pratapa Nirmala/Fahrenheit, Indonesia
  • Gymiso
    Linepharma, France
  • Invitec
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Isovent
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Masidemen (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Actavis UK, United Kingdom
  • Medabon (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    Sun, Estonia; SUN Europe, Denmark; Sun Pharma, Netherlands; Sun Pharmaceutical, Bulgaria; Sun Pharmaceutical, Sweden; Sun Pharmaceuticals UK, United Kingdom
  • Mesopil
    AHPL, India
  • Miclofenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Mifegyne Combikit (Misoprostol and Mifepriston)
    Exelgyn, Netherlands
  • Mifenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    East West, India
  • Mifeprin Kit (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    SUN, Tunisia
  • Mirolut
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation; Obninsk, Georgia
  • Misive
    Bial-Industrial Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Misoclear
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Misoclo (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Misodel
    Ferring, Switzerland; Ferring, Finland; Ferring, Iceland; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Poland; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria; Ferring Legemidler AS, Norway; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Denmark
  • Misofar
    Bial-Industrial Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Misofenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Acme, Bangladesh; Caber, Italy
  • Misolast
    FDC, India
  • Misoone
    Exelgyn, Italy; Exelgyn, Netherlands; Nordic Pharma, France
  • MisoOne
    Nordic, Switzerland
  • Misopa
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Misoprosmek
    Exmek, Peru
  • Misoprost
    Multipharma, Egypt
  • Misoprostol - Hualian
    New Hualian, China
  • Misoprostol Exelgyn
    Exelgyn, Netherlands
  • Misoprostol stada
    Stada-VN JV, Vietnam
  • Misoprostol Zizhu
    Zizhu, Georgia
  • Misoprostol-Zizhu Pharm
    Zizhu, China
  • Misotac
    Sigma, Egypt
  • 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, Belgium; Ferring, Italy; Ferring GmbH, Estonia; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Myspess
    Ferring, Mexico
  • Napratec (Misoprostol and Naproxen)
    Pfizer, United Kingdom
  • Noprostol
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Normulen (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Grünenthal, Spain
  • Oxaprost (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Beta, Argentina
  • PMS-Misoprostol
    Pharmascience, Canada
  • Sunmedabon
    SUN Europe, Netherlands; Sun Pharma, Norway
  • Topogyne
    Delpharm, Bulgaria; Exelgyn, Estonia; Exelgyn, United Kingdom
  • Ultrafen Plus (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • U-Miso
    U-Liang, Taiwan
  • Vagiprost
    Adwia, Egypt


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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