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Verteporfin

In the US, Verteporfin (verteporfin systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antineoplastics and is used to treat Macular Degeneration.

US matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

S01LA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0129497-78-5

Chemical Formula

C41-H42-N4-O8

Molecular Weight

718

Therapeutic Categories

Ophthalmic agent

Photosensitizing agent, used in photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration

Chemical Names

23H,25H-Benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropanoic acid, 18-etenyl-4,4a-dihydro-3,4-bis(metoxycarbonyl)-4a,8,14,19-tetra- metyl-, monometyl ester, trans- (USAN)

A mixture (50:50) of: (±)-trans-3,4-Dicarboxy-4,4a-dihydro-4a,8,14,19-tetrametyl-18-vinyl-23H,25H-benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropionic acid, 3,4,9-trimetyl ester and (±)-trans-3,4-Dicarboxy-4,4a-dihydro-4a,8,14,19-tetrametyl-18-vinyl-23H,25H-benzo[b]porphine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Verteporfinum (Latin)
  • Verteporfin (German)
  • Vertéporfine (French)
  • Verteporfina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Verteporfin (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Vertéporfine (OS: DCF)
  • BPD (IS)
  • BPD-MA (IS)
  • CL 318952 (IS: CDN)
  • FF 18 (IS)
  • Verteporfin (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Visudyne
    Grupo Novartis, Spain; Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, China; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, France; Novartis, Hong Kong; Novartis, Croatia (Hrvatska); Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis, Ireland; Novartis, Israel; Novartis, Japan; Novartis, South Korea; Novartis, Lebanon; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Malaysia; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, New Zealand; Novartis, Poland; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, Slovakia; Novartis, Thailand; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis AH, South Africa; Novartis Europharm, Austria; Novartis Europharm, Greece; Novartis Europharm Limited, Latvia; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Ophthalmics, Hungary; Novartis Ophthalmics, Peru; Novartis Ophthalmics, Singapore; Novartis Pharma, Switzerland; Novartis Pharma, Germany; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Australia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada; Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, United Kingdom; Valeant, United States

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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