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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antivirals for systemic use - Antiviral agent

Nucleoside analogue

Chemical Name

(E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)-2'-deoxyuridine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Brivudinum (Latin)
  • Brivudin (German)
  • Brivudine (French)
  • Brivudina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • BVDU (IS)
  • UNII-2M3055079H (IS)

Brand Names

  • Bridic
    Guidotti, Portugal
  • Brival
    Berlin-Chemie, Romania
  • Brivex 125mg
    Menarini, Switzerland
  • Brivir
    Laboratori Guidotti SpA, Greece
  • Brivirac
    Laboratori Guidotti, Italy
  • Brivox
    Menarini, Costa Rica; Menarini, Dominican Republic; Menarini, Guatemala; Menarini, Honduras; Menarini, Nicaragua; Menarini, Panama; Menarini, El Salvador
  • Brivumen
    Berlin-Chemie, Estonia; Berlin-Chemie, Lithuania
  • Brivuzost
    Berlin-Chemie, Croatia (Hrvatska); Berlin-Chemie, Serbia
  • Nervinex
    Guidotti, Spain
  • Premovir
    Berlin-Chemie/ Menarini, Poland
  • Zecovir
    Guidotti, Italy
  • Zerpex
    Menarini, Belgium
  • Zerpex-125
    Menarini, Luxembourg
  • Zonavir
    Menarini, Belgium
  • Zostevir
    Laboratori Guidotti SpA, Greece
  • Zostex
    Berlin-Chemie, China; Berlin-Chemie, Germany; UFSA, Turkey
  • Zovudex
    Berlin-Chemie, Slovakia


ISInofficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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