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In the US, Rufinamide (rufinamide systemic) is a member of the drug class dibenzazepine anticonvulsants and is used to treat Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiepileptic agent (adjunct)

Chemical Names

1-(2,6-Difluorbenzyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-carbamid (IUPAC)

1-(2,6-Difluorobenzyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxamide (WHO)

1-[(2,6-Difluorophenyl)metyl]-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxamide (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Rufinamidum (Latin)
  • Rufinamid (German)
  • Rufinamide (French)
  • Rufinamida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Rufinamide (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • CGP-33101 (IS: Novartis)
  • RUF 331 (IS: Novartis)
  • Rufinamide (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Banzel
    Eisai, Canada; Novartis, United States
  • Inovelon
    Eisai, Austria; Eisai, Belgium; Eisai, Germany; Eisai, Denmark; Eisai, Finland; Eisai, France; Eisai, United Kingdom; Eisai, Greece; Eisai, Hungary; Eisai, Ireland; Eisai, Israel; Eisai, Iceland; Eisai, Italy; Eisai, Japan; Eisai, South Korea; Eisai, Lithuania; Eisai, Netherlands; Eisai, Poland; Eisai, Portugal; Eisai, Sweden; Eisai, Slovenia; Eisai, Slovakia; Eisai Farmaceutica, Spain; Eisai Ltd., Norway; Eisai Pharma, Switzerland


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