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In the US, Penbutolol (penbutolol systemic) is a member of the drug class non-cardioselective beta blockers and is used to treat Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis and High Blood Pressure.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

β-adrenoceptor antagonist (beta blocker), non-cardioselective

Chemical Name

2-Propanol, 1-(2-cyclopentylphenoxy)-3-[(1,1-dimetyletyl)amino]-, (S)-

Foreign Names

  • Penbutololum (Latin)
  • Penbutolol (German)
  • Penbutolol (French)
  • Penbutolol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Penbutolol (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Penbutololo (OS: DCIT)
  • Hoe 893d (IS: HoechstMarion)
  • Penbutolol Sulfate (OS: USAN, JAN, BANM)
  • Penbutolol (sulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Penbutolol Sulfate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Penbutolol sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Penbutololi sulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Penbutololsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Betapressin
    Actavis, Germany
  • Betarelix (Penbutolol and Piretanide)
    Actavis, Germany
  • Betarelix mite (Penbutolol and Piretanide)
    Actavis, Germany
  • Betasemid (Penbutolol and Furosemide)
    Actavis, Germany
  • Levatol
    Actient Pharmaceuticals, United States; Schwarz, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
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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