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In the US, Vasopressin (vasopressin systemic) is a member of the drug class antidiuretic hormones and is used to treat Abdominal Distension Prior to Abdominal X-ray, Abdominal Radiological Procedure, Asystole, Diabetes Insipidus, Esophageal Varices with Bleeding, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Postoperative Gas Pains, Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Therapeutic Category

Posterior pituitary hormone: Antidiuretic hormone, ADH

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Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Vasopressina (OS: DCIT)
  • Vasopressine (OS: DCF)
  • Antidiuretin (IS)
  • Vasotan (IS)
  • Vasopressin (PH: USP 38)
  • Vasopressin Injection (PH: BP 1980, JP XVI)
  • Vasopressina-Adiuretina preparazione iniettabile (PH: F.U. VIII)
  • Vasopressini injectio (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • vasopressini, Iniectabile (PH: Ph. Helv. VI)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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