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Pentaerithrityl Tetranitrate



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Coronary vasodilator

Laxative, osmotically acting

Chemical Name

1,3-Propanediol, 2,2-bis[(nitrooxy)metyl]-, dinitrate (ester)

Foreign Names

  • Pentaerithrityli Tetranitras (Latin)
  • Pentaerythrityl tetranitrat (German)
  • Tétranitrate de Pentaérythrityle (French)
  • Tetranitrato de pentaeritritilo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pentaeritrile tetranitrato (OS: DCIT)
  • Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Pentaérythrityle (tétranitrate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Nitropentaerytherolum trituratum (IS)
  • Nitropenthrite (IS)
  • Nitropenton (IS)
  • Pentaerythritylium tetranitricum trituratum 10% (IS)
  • Pentanitrolum (IS)
  • Pentrinat (IS)
  • PETN (IS)
  • Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PH: USP 23)
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetranitrate, Diluted (PH: BP 2016)
  • Pentaerythrityl tetranitrate, diluted (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pentaérythrityle (tétranitrate de ) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pentaerythrityli tetranitras dilutus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pentaerythrityltetranitrat-Verreibung (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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