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In the US, Dactinomycin (dactinomycin systemic) is a member of the drug class antibiotics/antineoplastics and is used to treat Cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma, Osteoarthritis, Osteosarcoma, Ovarian Cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Testicular Cancer, Trophoblastic Disease and Wilms' Tumor.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antineoplastic antibacterial

Chemical Name

Actinomycin D

Foreign Names

  • Dactinomycinum (Latin)
  • Dactinomycin (German)
  • Dactinomycine (French)
  • Dactinomycina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Aknomid D
    Brinsalov-A, Russian Federation
  • Cosmegen
    Bioprofarma, Argentina; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Idis, Italy; Invida Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; Merck, Canada; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Brazil; MSD, Egypt; MSD, Lebanon; Nobelpharma, Japan; Orphan Europe, France; Ovation, Hong Kong; Recordati Rare Diseases, United States
  • Cosmegen (Dactinomycin and Mannitol)
    Armstrong Laboratorios de Mexico, Mexico
  • Cosmegen Lyovac
    CN Unifarm, Romania; LENIS, Slovenia
  • Dacilon
    Celon, India
  • Dacticin
    Korea United Pharm, Georgia
  • Dactinomycin - New Asiatic
    New Asiatic Pharm, China
  • Dactinomycin Bedford
    Bedford, United States
  • K.U. Dactinomycin
    Meizler, Brazil
  • Trepar
    Korea United Pharma, Philippines


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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