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

In the US, Posaconazole (posaconazole systemic) is a member of the drug class azole antifungals and is used to treat Aspergillosis - Invasive, Candidemia and Oral Thrush.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antifungal agent

Chemical Names

(3R-cis)-4-[4-[4-[4-[5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-5-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmetyl)tetrahydrofuran-3-ylmetoxy]-phenyl]piperazin-1-yl]phenyl]-2-[1(S)-etyl-2(S)-hydroxypropyl]-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,2,4 -triazol-3-one

1-[(1S,2S)Etyl-2-hydroxypropyl]-2,3-dihydro-4-{4-[4-(4-{2-[(2S,4R)-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmetyl)-2-(2,4-difluorphenyl)oxolan-4-ylmetyl]phenyl}piperazin-1-yl)phenyl]}-1,2,4-triazol-3-on (IUPAC)


3H-1,2,4-Triazol-3-one, 4-[4-[4-[4-[[5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)tetrahydro-5-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl-metyl)-3-furanyl]metoxy]phenyl]-1-piperazinyl]phenyl]-2-(1-etyl-2-hydroxypropyl)-2,4-dihydro-, [3R-[3α(1S*,2S*),5α]]- (USAN)

4-[4-(4-{4-[(3R,5R)-5-]2,4-Difluorophenyl}tetrahydro-5-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmetyl)-3-furylmetoxy]phenyl}piperazin-1-yl)phenyl]-2-[(1S,2S)-1-etyl-2-hydroxypropyl]-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (BAN)

4-[p-[4-[p-[[(3R,5R)-5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)tetrahydro-5-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmetyl)-3-furyl]metoxy]phenyl]-1-piperazinyl]phenyl]-1-[(1S,2S)-1-etyl-2-hydroxypropyl]-delta²-1,2,4-triazolin-5-one (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Posaconazolum (Latin)
  • Posaconazol (German)
  • Posaconazole (French)
  • Posaconazol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Posaconazole (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • SCH 56592 (IS: ScheringPlough)

Brand Names

  • Noxafil
    Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Colombia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Czech Republic; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Iceland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portugal; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovenia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovakia; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Costa Rica; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Dominican Republic; MSD, Finland; MSD, Guatemala; MSD, Honduras; MSD, Ireland; MSD, Nicaragua; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Norway; MSD, Panama; MSD, Sweden; MSD, El Salvador; MSD, Thailand; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD France, France; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; MSD Pharma, Hungary; MSD Polska, Poland; Patheon, China; Schering, United States; Schering-Plough, Georgia; Schering-Plough, Israel; Schering-Plough, Italy; Schering-Plough, Oman; Schering-Plough, Serbia; Schering-Plough, South Africa
    MSD SHARP & DOHME, Germany
  • Posaconazole SP
    Schering-Plough, Lithuania
  • Posanol
    Merck, Canada
  • Posatex (Posaconazole and Mometasone, + Orbifloxacin (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet, Italy; Intervet, Netherlands; Intervet, United States; Intervet International, Austria; MSD, Germany; MSD Animal, Norway; MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; Selecta, Germany; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
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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