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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.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Sympathomimetic agent

Vasoconstrictor for systemic use in otorhinolaryngology

Chemical Names

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


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

Foreign Names

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

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Contac (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine, + Isopropamide Iodide, + Phenylephrine)
    Eipico, Egypt
  • Day Nurse (Phenylpropanolamine and Dextromethorphan, + Paracetamol)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt
  • Eskornade (Phenylpropanolamine and Diphenylpyraline, + Isopropamide Iodide)
    sfk, Egypt
  • Night and Day (Phenylpropanolamine and Diphenhydramine, + Paracetamol)
    MUP, Egypt
  • Pararhinol
    Misr, Egypt
  • Pleoral (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    Roemmers, Peru
  • Propalin (veterinary use)
    Vetoquinol UK Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Rhinopront (Phenylpropanolamine and Carbinoxamine)
    Heinrich Mack, Lithuania
  • Sinutab (Phenylpropanolamine and Phenyltoloxamine, + Paracetamol)
    Hikma, Egypt
  • Urilin (veterinary use)
    Dechra, Ireland; Dechra Veterinary Products, France; Dechra Veterinary Products, United Kingdom
  • Vegaskine (Phenylpropanolamine and Phenobarbital, + Chlorphenamine, + Paracetamol)
    Alexandria Co., Egypt
  • Allerin (Phenylpropanolamine and Diphenhydramine)
    United Lab, Philippines
  • Brom-P.P. (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine)
    Jean-Marie Pharmacal, Hong Kong
  • Brom-Ramine (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine)
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Coldact (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    Ranbaxy, Lithuania
  • Colvan Syrup/Colvan Drops (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    Pharma Dynamic, Philippines
  • Contac Sinus (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Taiwan
  • Cynosal (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    Lejal Laboratories, Philippines
  • Eascold (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine)
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Eurotapp (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine, + Phenylephrine)
    Europharm, Hong Kong
  • Incontex (veterinary use)
    aniMedica, Austria; Gräub, Switzerland
  • Irritos (Phenylpropanolamine and Dextrometorphan)
    Faes, Spain
  • Mapesil (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    Roemmers, Ecuador
  • Nalgestan (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamie)
    Medifarma, Indonesia
  • Nasadec
    Medlink, Philippines
  • Nasatapp (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine)
    Dyna Drug, Philippines
  • Nasathera
    Morishita-Seggs, Philippines
  • Nasathera CPM (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine (pediatric))
    Morishita-Seggs, Philippines
  • Nasathera P (pediatric)
    Morishita-Seggs, Philippines
  • Nodrof (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol)
    Tempo Scan Pacific, Indonesia
  • Norson (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine)
    Ying Yuan, Taiwan
  • Noxifen (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorophenamine)
    Biolink, Philippines
  • Penbrosol (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine)
    Lloyd, Philippines
  • Proin (veterinary use)
    Pegasus, United States
  • Propalin (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany; Vetoquinol, Belgium; Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol, Israel; Vetoquinol, Italy; Vetoquinol, Netherlands; Vétoquinol, Australia; Vetoquinol Biowet, Poland; Vetoquinol Ireland, Ireland; Vetoquinol Österreich, Austria; Vetcare, Finland; Vetoquinol, Switzerland
  • Propaline (veterinary use)
    Vetoquinol, Sweden
  • Qualizep (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol, + Salicylamide, + Chlorpheniramine)
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Recatol mono
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Rinexin
    Meda, Finland; Recip, Iceland; Recip, Norway; Recip, Sweden
  • Rinomar (Phenylpropanolamine and Cinnarizine)
    Meda, Finland; Recip, Sweden
  • Sanaflu (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol)
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Senioral (Phenylpropanolamine and Clocinizine)
    Belmac, Spain
  • Sinuclear (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol)
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Sinustat (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol)
    Goldex, South Africa
  • Sinuzip (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol)
    Interphil, Philippines
  • Solvamin (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine)
    Lloyd, Philippines
  • Tensurin (veterinary use)
    AST, Netherlands
  • Topras (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol)
    Gracia Pharmindo, Indonesia
  • Tridecon (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine (pediatric))
    Medi-Rx, Philippines
  • Tripe 'P' (Phenylpropanolamine and Promethazine, + Pholcodine)
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Tuseran Forte (Phenylpropanolamine and Paracetamol, + Dextromethorphan)
    Medichem, Hong Kong
  • Uni-Vasin (Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorphenamine, + Phenylephrine)
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Uridale (veterinary use)
    Dechra, Sweden
  • Urilin (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Dechra, Austria; Dechra, Netherlands
  • Zeditapp (Phenylpropanolamine and Brompheniramine)
    Medhaus, Philippines


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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