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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

  • Cytarabinum (Latin)
  • Cytarabin (German)
  • Cytarabine (French)
  • Citarabina (Spanish)

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 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • 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, Tunisia; Ebewe, Vietnam; Ebewe Pharma, Austria; Ebewe Pharma, Macedonia; EBV, Turkey; Ferron, Indonesia; Medicopharmacia, Slovenia; Pfizer, China; Sandoz, Hong Kong
  • Alexan Ebewe
    Ebewe, Serbia
  • Arabine
    Hospira, Denmark; Hospira, Iceland; Hospira, Sweden
  • Ara-C
    Gobbi-Novag, Argentina
  • Aracytin
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Aracytine
    Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia
  • Arasid
    Intas, India
  • Cancyt
    Naprod, Philippines
  • Citabion
    Medicus, Greece
  • Citagenin
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Citarabina
    AC Farma, Peru; Tecnofarma, Peru
  • Citarabina Accord
    Accord, Spain; Accord Healthcare, Italy
  • Citarabina Blaú
    Blaú, Colombia
  • Citarabina Filaxis
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Citarabina Hospira
    Hospira Italia, Italy
  • Citarabina Kabi
    Fresenius, Spain; Fresenius Kabi, Italy; Fresenius Kabi, Romania
  • Citarabina Kampar
    Laboratorio Kampar, Chile
  • Citarabina LKM
    Laboratorio LKM, Georgia; LKM, Argentina
  • Citarabina Microsules
    Microsules Arg, Argentina
  • Citarabina Pfizer
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Pfizer, Spain
  • Citarabins
    AstraZeneca, Lithuania
  • Cylocide
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan; Nippon Shinyaku, Taiwan
  • Cylocide N
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan
  • Cytabin
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Cytarabin Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Austria
  • Cytarabin Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Denmark; Fresenius Kabi, Norway; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Cytarabin Sandoz
    Sandoz, Switzerland
  • Cytarabin STADA
    Stada Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Cytarabina Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Poland
  • Cytarabine
    Accord Healthcare, Cyprus; Benvenue Laboratories, Lebanon; Mayne Pharma, Oman; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Norway; Pharmaceutical Trading, Cyprus
  • Cytarabine Abraxis
    Abraxis BioScience, United States
  • Cytarabine Accord
    Accord, Lithuania; Accord Healthcare, Estonia; Accord Healthcare, France; Accord Healthcare, United Kingdom; Accord Healthcare, Hungary; Accord Healthcare, Malta; Accord Healthcare, Sweden; Accord Healthcare Limited, Slovakia; Accord, Netherlands; Accord Healthcare, Bulgaria
  • Cytarabine Accord Healthcare
    Accord Healthcare, Belgium
  • Cytarabine CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine DBL
    Tempo Scan Pacific/Hospira, Indonesia
  • Cytarabine Ebewe
    Sandoz, France
  • Cytarabine EG
    EG Labo, France
  • Cytarabine Faulding
    Faulding, Lithuania; Pharmaplan, South Africa
  • Cytarabine Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius, Malta; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Hospira
    Hospira, Belgium; Hospira, Egypt; Hospira, Hong Kong; Hospira, Malta; Hospira, Taiwan; Hospira UK, United Kingdom; Hospira, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Human Care
    Human Care, Egypt
  • Cytarabine Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, France; Fresenius Kabi, Poland; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Estonia; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Lithuania
  • Cytarabine Koçsel
    Onko-Koçsel, Turkey
  • Cytarabine Mayne
    Mayne Pharma, United States
  • Cytarabine Mylan
    Mylan, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Pfizer
    Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore
  • Cytarabine Ramco
    Ramco, Egypt
  • Cytarabine Sandoz
    Sandoz, France; Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Stada
    Cell Pharm, Bulgaria
  • Cytarabine Strides
    Strides, Malta
  • Cytarabine-DBL
    Orna, Turkey
  • Cytarine
    Fresenius Kabi, Thailand
  • Cytosar
    Actavis, Georgia; Actavis, Israel; Actavis, Serbia; N.V. Upjhon, Lebanon; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Estonia; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Lithuania; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman; Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Cytosar-U
    Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, South Korea
  • Cytox
    Cipla, Philippines
  • DBL Cytarabine
    Hospira, New Zealand; Hospira, Taiwan
  • DepoCyt
    Sigma-Tau, United States
  • DepoCyte
    Mundipharma, Belgium; Mundipharma, Switzerland; Mundipharma, Germany; Mundipharma, Spain; Mundipharma, Finland; Mundipharma, Ireland; Mundipharma, Sweden; Mundipharma, Slovakia; Napp Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; norpharma, Denmark; Pacira, Austria; Pacira, Cyprus; Pacira, Hungary; Pacira, Poland; Pacira, Romania; Pacira Limited, Iceland; Pacira Limited, Lithuania; Pacira Limited, Norway; Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Czech Republic
  • Depocyte
    Mundipharma, France; Pacira, Italy
  • Laracit
    Lemery, Mexico; Teva Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Leucyt
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Mokcell
    Accord Farma, Mexico
  • Novutrax
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Oncotar
    United Biotech, Georgia
  • P&U Cytarabine
    Pfizer, South Africa
  • Saidewei
    Hospira, China
  • Sandoz Cytarabine
    Sandoz, South Korea
  • Tabine
    Korea United, Myanmar; Korea United Pharm, Georgia; Korea United Pharma, Philippines; Kup, Egypt
  • Tarabine PFS
    Adria, United States
  • Ara-cell
    Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Cytarabine - Lukang Chenxin
    Lukang, China
  • Starasid
    Nippon Kayaku, Japan


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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