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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Glaucoma treatment

Ophthalmic agent

Prostaglandin analogue

Chemical Names

(Z)-7-{(1R,2R,3R,5S)-2-[(E)-3,3-Difluor-4-phenoxybut-1-enyl]-3,5-dihydroxycyclopentyl}-hept-5-ensäureisopropylester (IUPAC)

Isopropyl (5Z)-7-{(1R,2R,3R,5S)-2-[(1E)-3,3-difluoro-4-phenoxybut-1-enyl]-3,5-dihydroxycyclopentyl}hept-5-enoate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Tafluprostum (Latin)
  • Tafluprost (German)
  • Tafluprost (French)
  • Tafluprost (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Tafluprost (OS: JAN, BAN, USAN)
  • AFP-168 (IS)
  • DE-085 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Saflutan
    2care4, Norway; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Colombia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malta; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Serbia; MSD, Argentina; MSD, Costa Rica; MSD, Guatemala; MSD, Honduras; MSD, Ireland; MSD, Nicaragua; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Panama; MSD, El Salvador; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD Italia, Italy; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; Santen, Switzerland; Santen Oy, Portugal; Vianex, Greece
  • Taflotan
    Ferron/Santen, Indonesia; Santen, Bulgaria; Santen, Germany; Santen, Denmark; Santen, Estonia; Santen, Finland; Santen, Hong Kong; Santen, Iceland; Santen, Latvia; Santen, Norway; Santen, Russian Federation; Santen, Sweden; Santen, Thailand; Santen Oy, Czech Republic; Santen Oy, Hungary; Santen Pharmaceutical Asia, Singapore; Santen, Lithuania
  • Tapros 0.0015%
    Santen Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tapros Mini 0.0015%
    Santen Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Taptiqom (Tafluprost and Timolol)
    Santen, Estonia; Santen, United Kingdom; Santen, Netherlands; Santen Oy, Malta; Santen Oy, Poland
  • Zioptan
    Merck, United States


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