Bayer HealthCare

Health care

Headquartered in Leverkusen, Bayer HealthCare researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The company thus plays an important part in improving the health of people and animals. This subgroup comprises four global divisions: Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals.

Principal products and brands

Animal Health

Consumer Care

  • Non-prescription medicines  (e.g. Aspirin™, Aleve™/Naproxen, Canesten™, Lefax™, Talcid™, Alka-Seltzer™, Bepanthen™, Aktren™, Priorin™, Rennie™)
  • Vitamins (e.g. One-A-Day™, Supradyn™)

Medical Care

  • Diabetes Care: blood glucose monitoring systems (e.g. Contour™, Breeze™ 2)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray contrast media, contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, application technologies and contrast injection systems for contrast agents), e.g. Magnevist™

Pharmaceuticals

Prescription medicines 


  • Hematology/Cardiology (blood-clotting agents, thromboembolic diseases), e.g. Kogenate™, Adalat™, Xarelto™
  • Oncology (products for treating leukemias and lymphomas, drugs for solid-tumor therapy),
    e.g. Nexavar™
  • Primary Care (anti-infectives, men’s healthcare, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases),
    e.g. Ciprobay™/Cipro™, Avalox™/Avelox™, Glucobay™, Levitra™, Nimotop™
  • Specialized Therapeutics (drugs for treating diseases of the central nervous system),
    e.g. Betaferon™/Betaseron™
  • Women’s Healthcare (contraception, menopause management, gynecological therapies),
    e.g. Yasmin™.
    For further information on oral contraceptives please click here.

Best-Selling Pharmaceuticals Products**

Adalat™
Hypertension treatment


Aspirin™ Cardio

Medicine for the prevention of myocardial infarction


Avalox™ / Avelox™

Drug to treat respiratory infections


Betaferon™ / Betaseron™
Specialty drug to treat multiple sclerosis


Cipro™ / Ciprobay™
Medicine to treat bacterial infections


Eylea™
Eye medicine


Fosrenol™
Medicine to treat renal insufficiency


Glucobay™

Oral diabetes treatment


Kogenate™
Hemophilia treatment 


Levitra™

Erectile dysfunction treatment


Mirena™
Hormonal contraceptive


Nexavar™
Medicine to treat kidney and liver cancer


Stivarga™
Cancer drug


Xarelto™
Medicine for blood clotting


YAZ™ / Yasmin™ / Yasminelle™
Hormonal contraceptive



** in alphabetical order

Last updated: August 18, 2014 Copyright © Bayer AG
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