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Phenylpropanolamine

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Phenylpropanolamine is a member of the drug class decongestants and is used to treat Cold Symptoms, Nasal Congestion and Weight Loss.

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

R01BA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0014838-15-4

Chemical Formula

C9-H13-N-O

Molecular Weight

151

Therapeutic Categories

Sympathomimetic agent

Vasoconstrictor for systemic use in otorhinolaryngology

Chemical Names

(+-)-erytro-2-Amino-1-phenylpropan-1-ol (IUPAC)

(1RS,2SR)-2-Amino-1-phenyl-1-propanol

Benzenemetanol, α-(1-aminoetyl)-, (R*,S*)-(±)-

Foreign Names

  • Phenylpropanolaminum (Latin)
  • Phenylpropanolamin (German)
  • Phénylpropanolamine (French)
  • Fenilpropanolamina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Antiadipositum RIEMSER [+ Ascorbic Acid, + Thiamine, + Pyridoxine]
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Cofcol [+ Paracetamol, + Chlorphenamine, + Dextromethorphan, + Ascorbic Acid]
    Abbott, Pakistan
  • Coldfree [+ Pheniramine, + Paracetamol]
    Anglopak, Pakistan
  • Contac [+ Chlorphenamine, + Isopropamide Iodide, + Phenylephrine]
    Eipico, Egypt
  • Day Nurse [+ Dextromethorphan, + Paracetamol]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt
  • Eskornade [+ Diphenylpyraline, + Isopropamide Iodide]
    sfk, Egypt
  • Fludane [+ Paracetamol, + Dexchlorpheniramine maleate]
    Armoxindo, Indonesia
  • Gripax [+ Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol, + Caffeine]
    Terapeuticos, Paraguay
  • HL-Cold [+ Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Chlorphenamine]
    Sagmel, Lithuania
  • Incogrip [+ Amantadine, + Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol]
    Incopharma, Paraguay
  • Narlisim [+ Lysozym, + Thonzylamine]
    Baldacci, Italy
  • Night and Day [+ Diphenhydramine, + Paracetamol]
    MUP, Egypt
  • Numonyl Jarabe [+ Chlorphenamine, + Guaifenesin]
    Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico
  • Pararhinol
    Misr, Egypt
  • Propalin [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol UK Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Rhinopront [+ Carbinoxamine]
    Heinrich Mack, Lithuania
  • Sinutab [+ Phenyltoloxamine, + Paracetamol]
    Hikma, Egypt
  • Urilin [veterinary use]
    Dechra, Ireland; Dechra Veterinary Products, United Kingdom
  • Vegaskine [+ Phenobarbital, + Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol]
    Alexandria Co., Egypt
  • Alerid-D [+ Cetirizine]
    Cipla, India
  • Allerin [+ Diphenhydramine]
    UAP, Philippines
  • Basoplex [+ Paracetamol, + Dextrometorphan]
    Carinopharm, Germany
  • Brom-P.P. [+ Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine]
    Jean-Marie Pharmacal, Hong Kong
  • Brom-Ramine [+ Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine]
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Cetaflu Fort [+ Paracetamol]
    Atabay, Turkey
  • Coldact [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Ranbaxy, Lithuania
  • Cold-Eeze [+ Mepyramine, + Pheniramine]
    Fynk, Pakistan
  • Coldene Syrup [+ Mepyramine, + Pheniramine]
    Wilshire, Pakistan
  • Coldene Tablets [+ Mepyramine, + Pheniramine, + Paracetamol]
    Wilshire, Pakistan
  • Coldrex [+ Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol, + Dextromethorphan]
    Standpharm, Pakistan
  • Colvan Syrup/Colvan Drops [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Pharma Dynamic, Philippines
  • Contac Sinus [+ Chlorphenamine]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Taiwan
  • Contac-650 [+ Isopropamide, + Diphenylpyraline]
    GSK, Pakistan
  • Cynosal [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Lejal Laboratories, Philippines
  • Damsy [+ Mepyramine, + Pheniramine]
    Remington, Pakistan
  • Damsy-P [+ Mepyramine, + Pheniramine, + Paracetamol]
    Remington, Pakistan
  • Denoral [+ Buzepide, + Clocinizine]
    Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Pakistan
  • Desgrip [+ Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol]
    Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Eascold [+ Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine]
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Eurotapp [+ Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine]
    Europharm, Hong Kong
  • Flucare [+ Pheniramine, + Mepyramine, + Paracetamol]
    Polyfine, Pakistan
  • Flueze [+ Pheniramine, + Mepyramine, + Paracetamol]
    IBL Healthcare, Pakistan
  • Flunil [+ Pheniramine, + Mepyramine, + Paracetamol]
    Bloom, Pakistan
  • Flunil [+ Pheniramine, + Mepyramine]
    Bloom, Pakistan
  • Incontex 20 mg/ml für Hunde [veterinary use]
    aniMedica, Austria
  • Incontex Für Hunde [veterinary use]
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Jumsol [+ Dextromethorphan, + Carbinoxamine]
    Helicon, Pakistan
  • Kofnil [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Schazoo, Pakistan
  • Kofnil D [+ Dextromethorphan, + Chlorphenamine]
    Schazoo, Pakistan
  • Mapesil [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Roemmers, Ecuador
  • Mentobron Compositum [+ Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol]
    Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Nalgestan [+ Chlorphenamie]
    Darya-Varia, Indonesia; UAP, Indonesia
  • Nasadec
    Medlink, Philippines
  • Nasatapp [+ Brompheniramine]
    Dyna Drug, Philippines
  • Nasathera [+ Paracetamol]
    Morishita-Seggs, Philippines
  • Nasathera CPM [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Morishita-Seggs, Philippines; Morishita-Seggs, Philippines
  • Nasathera P
    Morishita-Seggs, Philippines; Morishita-Seggs, Philippines
  • Nodrof [+ Paracetamol]
    Tempo Scan Pacific, Indonesia
  • Norson [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Ying Yuan, Taiwan
  • Noxifen [+ Chlorophenamine]
    Biolink, Philippines
  • Penbrosol [+ Brompheniramine]
    Lloyd, Philippines
  • Proin [veterinary use]
    Cyton, United Kingdom; Pegasus Laboratories, United States
  • Propalin [veterinary use]
    Ati, Italy; Vetochas, Germany; Vetoquinol, Belgium; Vetoquinol, Estonia; Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol, Israel; Vetoquinol, Netherlands; Vetoquinol Ireland, Ireland; Vetoquinol Österreich, Austria; Vetcare, Finland; Vetoquinol, Switzerland
  • Propalin 40mg/ml [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol Biowet, Poland
  • Propaline [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol, Sweden
  • Qualizep [+ Paracetamol, + Salicylamide, + Chlorpheniramine]
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Recatol mono
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Rhinodec [+ Brompheniramine]
    Multicare, Philippines
  • Rhinopront [+ Carbinoxamine]
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey
  • Rinexin
    Meda, Norway; Meda, Sweden; Meda AB, Iceland
  • Rinomar [+ Cinnarizine]
    Meda, Sweden
  • Sanaflu [+ Paracetamol]
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Senioral [+ Clocinizine]
    ERN, Spain
  • Sinuclear [+ Paracetamol]
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Sinustat [+ Paracetamol]
    Goldex, South Africa
  • Sinuzip [+ Paracetamol]
    Interphil, Philippines
  • Solvamin [+ Brompheniramine]
    Lloyd, Philippines
  • Tensurin [veterinary use]
    AST, Netherlands
  • Tensurin 60 mg voor honden [veterinary use]
    AST, Netherlands
  • Topras [+ Paracetamol]
    Gracia Pharmindo, Indonesia
  • Tridecon [+ Chlorphenamine]
    Medi-Rx, Philippines; Medi-Rx, Philippines
  • Tripe 'P' [+ Promethazine, + Pholcodine]
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Tuseran Forte [+ Paracetamol, + Dextromethorphan]
    Medichem, Hong Kong
  • Uni-Vasin [+ Chlorphenamine, + Phenylephrine]
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Urilin 40 mg/ml für Hunde [veterinary use]
    Dechra, Austria
  • Urilin for Dogs [veterinary use]
    Dermcare-Vet, Australia
  • WICK DayMed Erkältungs-Kapseln [+ Dexamethasone, + Paracetamol]
    Wick Pharma, Germany
  • Zeditapp [+ Brompheniramine]
    Medhaus, Philippines

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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