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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Name

Ethanethiol, 2-amino-

Foreign Names

  • Mercaptaminum (Latin)
  • Mercaptamin (German)
  • Mercaptamine (French)
  • Mercaptamina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cysteamine (OS: USAN)
  • Mercaptamine (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • 1573 L (IS)
  • L 1573 (IS)
  • MEA (IS)
  • NSC 21116 (IS)
  • Cysteamine bitartrate (IS)

Brand Names

  • Cystagon
    Mylan, United States; Orphan, Slovenia; Alphapharm, Australia; Excelsior, Taiwan; Mylan, United States; Orphan, Germany; Orphan, United Kingdom; Orphan, Poland; Orphan Europe, Austria; Orphan Europe, Spain; Orphan Europe, France; Orphan Europe, Italy; Orphan Europe, Latvia; Orphan Europe, Netherlands; Orphan Europe Nordic, Denmark; Orphan Europe Nordic, Iceland; Orphan Europe Nordic, Norway; Swedish Orphan, Finland; Swedish Orphan, Lithuania

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

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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.