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In the US, Amifostine (amifostine systemic) is a member of the drug class antineoplastic detoxifying agents and is used to treat Chemotherapy Toxicity and Xerostomia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Radioprotective agent

Chemical Name

S-[2-[(3-Aminopropyl)amino]etyl] dihydrogen phosphorotioate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Amifostinum (Latin)
  • Amifostin (German)
  • Amifostine (French)
  • Amifostina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Amifostine (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF, JAN)
  • Ethiofos (IS)
  • Gammaphos (IS)
  • NSC 296961 (IS)
  • WR 2721 (IS)
  • YM 08310 (IS: Yamanouchi)
  • Amifostine (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Amifos
    Pharmedic, Pakistan
  • Ethyol
    AFM-BO, Italy; Er-Kim, Turkey; Fulford, India; MedImmune, United States; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; MSD, Peru; Novex, France; Pinnacle Biologics, Cyprus; Pinnacle Biologics, Spain; Schering Plough, Brazil; Schering-Plough, Czech Republic; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Indonesia; Schering-Plough, Mexico; Schering-Plough, Taiwan; Schering-Plough, Venezuela; Pinnacle Biologicals, Greece; Schering-Plough, South Africa


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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