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In the US, Pegvisomant (pegvisomant systemic) is a member of the drug class growth hormone receptor blockers and is used to treat Acromegaly.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Growth hormone receptor antagonist

Chemical Names

18-L-aspartic acid-21-L-asparagine-120-L-lysine-167-L-asparagine-168-L-alanine-171-L-serine-172-L-arginine-174-L-serine-179-L-treonine growt hormone (human), reaction product wit polyetylene glycol

PEGylated human growt hormone (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Pegvisomantum (Latin)
  • Pegvisomant (German)
  • Pegvisomant (French)
  • Pegvisomant (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Somavert
    Pfizer, Argentina; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Slovenia; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Turkey; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Japan, Japan; Pfizer Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pfizer U.S., United States; Pfizer, Lithuania


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
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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