Atracurium besilate C₆₅H₈₂N₂O₁₈S₂

Active ingredient description

Atracurium besilate is a non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking agent with an intermediate duration of action, administered intravenously to produce skeletal muscle relaxation.

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
M Musculo-skeletal system → M03 Muscle relaxants → M03A Muscle relaxants, peripherally acting agents → M03AC Other quaternary ammonium compounds
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Product monographs

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

Information Source
Document Type
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Chemical formula: C₆₅H₈₂N₂O₁₈S₂
Molecular mass: 1,242.5 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 64228-79-1
CAS Substance: 64228-81-5
DrugBank Drug: DB13295
PubChem Compound: 47320
RxNorm Ingredient: 1218
SNOMED-CT Concept: 372835000
Atracurium (substance)
SNOMED-CT Concept: 72752006
Atracurium besilate (substance)
UNII Identifier: 40AX66P76P


Atracurium besilate is an active ingredient of these brands:

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Cyprus (CY)

Estonia (EE)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

Netherlands (NL)

New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

While we strive to include the brand names of medicines across all countries, our index remains incomplete. Therefore, it is possible that this medicine may also be marketed under different names in other countries.

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