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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Spasmolytic agent

Muscarinic receptor antagonist (anticholinergic, parasympatholytic agent)

Chemical Names

2-[4-[2-(1-Piperidinyl)etoxy]benzoyl]benzoic acid metyl ester

Metyl o-[p-(2-piperidinoetoxy)benzoyl]benzoate (WHO)

Metyl 2-[4-(2-piperidin-1-yletoxy)benzoyl]benzoate (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Pitofenonum (Latin)
  • Pitofenon (German)
  • Pitofénone (French)
  • Pitofenona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pitofenone (OS: DCIT)
  • Pitofénone (OS: DCF)
  • Hoe 12771 (IS)
  • UNII-M09N8K7YJY (IS)

Brand Names

  • Algifen Neo (Pitofenone and Metamizole)
    Teva, Czech Republic; Teva, Slovakia
  • Litalgin (Pitofenone and Metamizole)
    Takeda, Finland


DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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