Arginine Other names: L-Arginine

Chemical formula: C₆H₁₄N₄O₂  Molecular mass: 321.334 g/mol  PubChem compound: 6322

Active ingredient description

Arginine is an essential amino acid that is physiologically active in the L-form. It is commonly found as a component of total parenteral nutrition.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A05BA01 Arginine glutamate A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A05 Bile and liver therapy → A05B Liver therapy, lipotropics → A05BA Liver therapy
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B05XB01 Arginine hydrochloride B Blood and blood forming organs → B05 Blood substitutes and perfusion solutions → B05X I.V. solution additives → B05XB Amino acids
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
R-GENE Solution for injection FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 1119-34-2
CAS Substance: 4320-30-3
CAS Substance: 74-79-3
DrugBank Drug: DB13207
KEGG Drug: D02397
PubChem Compound: 6322
RxNorm Ingredient: 114464
SNOMED-CT Concept: 52625008
Arginine (substance)
UNII Identifier: 94ZLA3W45F


Arginine is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Croatia (HR)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Italy (IT)


Japan (JP)


Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

New Zealand (NZ)

Nigeria (NG)


Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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