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In the US, Sapropterin (sapropterin systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous metabolic agents and is used to treat Phenylketonuria.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Treatment of metabolic disease

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Sapropterinum (Latin)
  • Sapropterin (German)
  • Sapropterine (French)
  • Sapropterina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • BH4
    Excelsior, Taiwan
  • Kuvan
    Merck Serono, Slovenia
  • Biopten 2.5%
    Daiichi Sankyo, Japan
  • Kuvan
    BioMarin, Canada; BioMarin, United States; DRAC, Switzerland; Merck, Austria; Merck, Belgium; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, Hungary; Merck, Lithuania; Merck, Netherlands; Merck, Sweden; Merck KGaA, Romania; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, Argentina; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Denmark; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Israel; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Norway; Merck Serono, Poland; Merck Serono, Portugal; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Iceland


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
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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