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In the US, Cidofovir (cidofovir systemic) is a member of the drug class purine nucleosides and is used to treat CMV Retinitis and Smallpox Vaccine Reaction.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiviral agent

Nucleoside analogue

Chemical Name

[[(S)-2-(4-amino-2-oxo-1(2H)-pyrimidinyl)-1-(hydroxymetyl)etoxy]metyl]phosphonic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Cidofovirum (Latin)
  • Cidofovir (German)
  • Cidofovir (French)
  • Cidofovir (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cidofovir (OS: DCF)
  • Cidofovir (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • GS 0504 (IS: Gilead)
  • GS 504 (IS: Gilead)
  • HPMPC (IS: Gilead)

Brand Names

  • Vistide
    Gilead, Australia; Gilead, United States

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.