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In the US, Cytarabine (cytarabine systemic) is a member of the drug class antimetabolites and is used to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Leukemia, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Meningeal Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Cytostatic agent: Antimetabolite

Chemical Name

2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-1-β-D-arabinofuranosyl-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Citarabina (OS: DCIT)
  • Cytarabine (OS: USAN, DCF, JAN, BAN)
  • Arabinosylcytosine (IS)
  • NSC 63878 (IS)
  • U 19920 (IS)
  • Cytarabin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cytarabine (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 37)
  • Cytarabinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Cytarabine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN)
  • AC 1075 (IS)
  • ARA-C (IS)
  • U 19920 A (IS)
  • Cytarabine Ocfosfate Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Cytarabine ocfosfate (IS)

Brand Names

  • Alexan
    Bio Pharma, Pakistan; Ebewe, Bulgaria; Ebewe, Czech Republic; Ebewe, Georgia; Ebewe, Israel; Ebewe, Lebanon; Ebewe, Malta; Ebewe, Oman; Ebewe, Poland; Ebewe, Romania; Ebewe, Slovakia; Ebewe, Thailand; Ebewe, Tunisia; Ebewe, Vietnam; EBV, Turkey; Ferron, Indonesia; Pfizer, China; Pharmafrica, South Africa; Ropsohn, Colombia; Sandoz, Hong Kong
  • Alexan Ebewe
    Ebewe, Serbia
  • Arabine
    Hospira, Denmark; Hospira, Iceland; Hospira, Sweden
  • Ara-C
    Gobbi-Novag, Argentina
  • Aracytin
    Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Chile; Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Aracytine
    Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia
  • Arasid
    Intas, India
  • Cancyt
    Naprod, Philippines
  • Citabion
    Medicus, Greece
  • Citagenin
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Citaloxan
    Hospira, Portugal
  • Citarabina
    AC Farma, Peru; Tecnofarma, Peru
  • Citarabina - APS
    Generis, Portugal
  • Citarabina Filaxis
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Citarabina Hospira
    Hospira Italia, Italy
  • Citarabina Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Portugal
  • Citarabina Kampar
    Kampar, Chile
  • Citarabina LKM
    Laboratorio LKM, Georgia; LKM, Argentina
  • Citarabina Microsules
    Microsules Arg, Argentina
  • Citarabina Pfizer
    Pfizer, Chile; Pfizer, Spain
  • Citarabina Sandoz
    Sandoz, Portugal
  • Citarabina Sumimed
    Laboratorios Sumimed, Colombia
  • Citarabina Tecnofarma
    Tecnofarma, Colombia
  • Citarabins
    AstraZeneca, Lithuania
  • Cylocide
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan; Nippon Shinyaku, Taiwan
  • Cylocide N
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan
  • Cytabin
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Cytarabin
    Pfizer, Norway
  • Cytarabin Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Austria
  • Cytarabin Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Denmark; Fresenius Kabi, Norway; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Cytarabin Sandoz
    Sandoz, Switzerland
  • Cytarabine
    Benvenue Laboratories, Lebanon; Hospira, Canada; Mayne Pharma, Oman; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Norway
  • Cytarabine Accord
    Accord, Lithuania; Accord Healthcare, Estonia; Accord Healthcare, United Kingdom; Accord Healthcare, Hungary; Accord Healthcare, Malta; Accord, Netherlands; Accord Healthcare, Bulgaria
  • Cytarabine CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine DBL
    Tempo Scan Pacific/Hospira, Indonesia
  • Cytarabine Faulding
    Faulding, Lithuania; Pharmaplan, South Africa
  • Cytarabine Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius, Malta; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Hospira
    Hospira, Belgium; Hospira, Egypt; Hospira, United Kingdom; Hospira, Hong Kong; Hospira, Malta; Hospira, Taiwan; Hospira, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Human Care
    Human Care, Egypt
  • Cytarabine Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Estonia; Fresenius Kabi, Poland; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Lithuania
  • Cytarabine Koçsel
    Onko-Koçsel, Turkey
  • Cytarabine Pfizer
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore
  • Cytarabine Pharmacia
    Pharmacia Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Cytarabine Ramco
    Ramco, Egypt
  • Cytarabine Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Stada
    Cell Pharm, Bulgaria
  • Cytarabine Strides
    Strides, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine-DBL
    Orna, Turkey
  • Cytarine
    Fresenius Kabi, Thailand
  • Cytosar
    Actavis, Georgia; Actavis, Israel; Actavis, Serbia; N.V. Upjhon, Lebanon; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Estonia; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Lithuania; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Slovenia; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pharmacia, Slovakia; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman; Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Cytosar-U
    Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, South Korea
  • Cytox
    Cipla, Philippines
  • DBL Cytarabine
    Hospira, New Zealand; Hospira, Taiwan
  • DepoCyte
    Mundipharma, Belgium; Mundipharma, Switzerland; Mundipharma, Germany; Mundipharma, Spain; Mundipharma, Ireland; Mundipharma, South Korea; Mundipharma, Netherlands; Mundipharma, Sweden; Napp, United Kingdom; norpharma, Denmark; Pacira, Austria; Pacira, Hungary; Pacira, Portugal; Pacira, Romania; Pacira Limited, Iceland; Pacira Limited, Lithuania; Pacira Limited, Norway; Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Czech Republic; Skye, Slovakia; SkyePharma, Slovenia
  • Laracit
    Biopas, Colombia; Chile, Chile; Lemery, Mexico
  • Leucyt
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Mokcell
    Accord Farma, Mexico
  • Novotruax
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Novutrax
    Pisa Farmaceutica, Colombia
  • Oncotar
    United Biotech, Georgia
  • P&U Cytarabine
    Pfizer, South Africa
  • Saidewei
    Hospira, China
  • Tabine
    Korea United Pharm, Georgia; Korea United Pharma, Philippines; Kup, Egypt
  • Ara-cell
    Stada, Portugal
  • Cytarabine - Lukang Chenxin
    Lukang, China
  • Starasid
    Nippon Kayaku, Japan

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
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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