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Propiverine hydrochloride

≥98% (HPLC)

α-Phenyl-α-propoxybenzeneacetic acid 1-methyl-4-piperidinyl ester hydrochloride, (1-Methylpiperidin-1-ium-4-yl) 2,2-diphenyl-2-propoxyacetate chloride, 1-Methyl-4-piperidyl diphenylpropoxyacetate hydrochloride, α,α-Diphenyl-α-propoxyacetic acid hydrochloride 1-methyl-4-piperidyl ester
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C23H29NO3 · HCl
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≥98% (HPLC)



storage condition



white to beige


H2O: 5 mg/mL, clear (warmed)

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General description

Propiverine hydrochloride drug is a tertiary amine with spasmolytic and analgesic properties. This drug exerts neurotropic and musculotropic effects on the urinary bladder and smooth muscles. Propiverine hydrochloride has a half-life of 20 hours.


5, 100 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Propiverine is an antimuscarinic drug used for the treatment of overactive blaqdder and urinary incontinence. Propiverine and/or its metabolites also have calcium channel blocking properties in addition to antimuscarinic activity, which may contribute to the clinical activity.

Features and Benefits

This compound is featured on the Acetylcholine Receptors (Muscarinic) page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.


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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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Yasue Kubota et al.
Neurourology and urodynamics, 30(7), 1309-1314 (2011-05-12)
To evaluate the relationship between treatment-related changes in Overactive Bladder Symptom Scores (OABSS) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires. Ninety-five patients with OAB symptoms were enrolled. All patients completed the OABSS, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS)-Quality Of Life (QOL)
Tetsuo Ogata et al.
Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin, 60(8), 976-984 (2012-08-07)
The aim of the present study was to mask the bitterness of propiverine hydrochloride (P-4) by converting it to propiverine free base. Fine granules comprising the free base, which was converted from P-4 by desalination, were prepared. By using Fourier
Editorial comment from Dr Sekido to propiverine hydrochloride in Japanese patients with overactive bladder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Noritoshi Sekido
International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association, 18(5), 373-374 (2011-03-09)
F Donath et al.
International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, 49(6), 353-365 (2011-05-27)
Two comprehensively designed mono-centric ECG studies were performed to investigate the influence of propiverine hydrochloride and its main metabolite propiverine-N-oxide on cardiac function with regard to QTc prolongation, QTc dispersion and T-wave shape. The first study was conducted on 24
A placebo-controlled, multicentre study comparing the tolerability and eYcacy of propiverine and oxybutinin in patients with urgency and urge incontinence.
Madersbacher H, et al.
BJU International, 84, 646-651 (1999)

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