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In the US, Azacitidine (azacitidine systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antineoplastics and is used to treat Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Cytostatic agent

Chemical Name

4-amino-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-s-triazin-2(1H)-one (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Azacitidinum (Latin)
  • Azacitidin (German)
  • Azacitidine (French)
  • Azacitidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Azacitidine (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • 5-AC (IS)
  • 5-AZCR (IS)
  • BRN 0620461 (IS)
  • Ladakamycin (IS)
  • U 18496 (IS)
  • UNII-M801H13NRU (IS)
  • WR-183027 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Azacimil
    Pharma Investi de Chile, Chile
  • Iterbil
    Tuteur, Argentina
  • Mielozitidina
    Laboratorio LKM, Vietnam; LKM, Argentina
  • Tazadir
    Aspen, Argentina
  • Vidaza
    Asofarma de Mexico, Mexico; Celgene, Australia; Celgene, Belgium; Celgene, Switzerland; Celgene, Czech Republic; Celgene, Germany; Celgene, Denmark; Celgene, Spain; Celgene, Finland; Celgene, France; Celgene, United Kingdom; Celgene, Greece; Celgene, Hong Kong; Celgene, Hungary; Celgene, Ireland; Celgene, Israel; Celgene, Iceland; Celgene, Italy; Celgene, Lithuania; Celgene, Netherlands; Celgene, Norway; Celgene, New Zealand; Celgene, Poland; Celgene, Portugal; Celgene, Sweden; Celgene, United States; Celgene Europe, Austria; Celgene Europe, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Celgene Europe, Slovenia; Celgene Limited, Tunisia; Er-Kim, Turkey; Key Oncologics, South Africa; Medical Intertrade, Croatia (Hrvatska); Nippon Shinyaku, Japan; Purzer, Taiwan; Tecnofarma, Chile; Varifarma, Argentina


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
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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