ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antineoplastic agent: Acridine derivative

Chemical Name

Methanesulfonamide, N-[4-(9-acridinylamino)-3-methoxyphenyl]-

Foreign Names

  • Amsacrinum (Latin)
  • Amsacrin (German)
  • Amsacrine (French)
  • Amsacrina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Amsacrine (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF)
  • CI 880 (IS: Parke-Davis)
  • m-AMSA (IS)
  • Amsacrine Lactate (OS: BANM)

Brand Names

  • Amekrin
    NordMedica, Sweden
  • Amsacrine-Shenyang First Pharm
    Shenyang First Pharmaceutical Factory, China
  • Amsidine
    Goldshield, United Kingdom; Goldshield, Ireland; Goldshield, Malta; NordMedica, Netherlands; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, New Zealand
  • Amsidyl
    NordMedica, Germany; Pro Concepta Zug, Switzerland
  • Amsalyo
    ProStrakan, France

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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