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In the US, Proguanil is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antimalarials.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

Chemical Name

Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N-(4-chlorophenyl)-N'-(1-metyletyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Proguanilum (Latin)
  • Proguanil (German)
  • Proguanil (French)
  • Proguanil (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Proguanil (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Chloriguane (IS)
  • PR 3359 (IS)
  • Proguanide (IS)
  • SN 12837 (IS)
  • Proguanil Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • Bigumalum (IS)
  • Chloroguanide Hydrochloride (IS)
  • Chloroguanide Hydrochloride (PH: USP XIV)
  • Proguanil hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Proguanil Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Proguanile cloridrato (PH: F.U. IX)
  • Proguanili hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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