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In the US, Perflutren (perflutren systemic) is a member of the drug class ultrasound contrast media and is used to treat Echocardiography.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Diagnostic agent

Chemical Names

Octafluoropropane (WHO)

Propane, octafluoro- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Perflutrenum (Latin)
  • Perflutren (German)
  • Perflutrène (French)
  • Perflutreno (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Perflutren (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • DMP 115 (IS: DuPont Merck)
  • FS 069 (IS)
  • Kitgas (IS)
  • MRX 115 (IS)
  • Octafluoropropane (IS)
  • OFP (IS)
  • Perfluoropropane (IS)
  • Propane, octafluoro- (IS)
  • YM 454 (IS)
  • Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension (PH: USP 27)

Brand Names

  • Definity
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canada; Global, New Zealand; Lantheus Medical Imaging, Israel
  • Luminity
    Bristol Myers Squibb, Spain; Lantheus, Lithuania; Lantheus, Poland
  • Optison
    Amersham, Greece; GE Healthcare, Germany; GE Healthcare, Denmark; GE Healthcare, Finland; GE Healthcare, Italy; GE Healthcare, Poland; GE Healthcare, Portugal; GE Healthcare, Sweden; GE Healthcare AS, Austria


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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