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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Lysine (lysine systemic) is a member of the drug class nutraceutical products and is used to treat Aphthous Ulcer, Herpes Simplex and Herpes Simplex - Suppression.

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Proteinogenic amino acid

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Lysinum (Latin)
  • Lysin (German)
  • Lysine (French)
  • Lisina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Lisina (OS: DCIT)
  • Lysine (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • Lys (IS)
  • Lysin-Monohydrat (PH: DAB 2007)
  • Lysine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, JAN, BANM)
  • L-Lysine Hydrochloride (PH: JP XV)
  • Lysine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Lysine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Lysine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Lysinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Lysini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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