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Thyrotropin Alfa

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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Recombinant human thyrotrophin (thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH)

Chemical Name

tyrotropin (human beta-subunit protein moiety), complex wit chorionic gonadotropin (human alpha-subunit protein moiety) (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Thyrotropinum alfa (Latin)
  • Thyrotropin alfa (German)
  • Thyrotropine alfa (French)
  • Tirotropina alfa (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Thyrogen
    Genzyme, Australia; Genzyme, Belgium; Genzyme, Canada; Genzyme, Colombia; Genzyme, Czech Republic; Genzyme, Germany; Genzyme, Denmark; Genzyme, Spain; Genzyme, Finland; Genzyme, France; Genzyme, Hungary; Genzyme, Ireland; Genzyme, Israel; Genzyme, Iceland; Genzyme, Italy; Genzyme, Lithuania; Genzyme, Latvia; Genzyme, Norway; Genzyme, Poland; Genzyme, Romania; Genzyme, Serbia; Genzyme, Thailand; Genzyme, Taiwan; Genzyme Chile, Chile; Genzyme Europe, Austria; Genzyme Europe, Greece; Genzyme Japan, Japan; Genzyme Therapeutics, United Kingdom; Sanofi, Sweden; Sanofi-Aventis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland; Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong; Sanofi-Aventis, South Africa
  • Thyrogen (veterinary use)
    Genzyme, United Kingdom


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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