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Emetine (International)



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories



Chemical Names

(2S,3R,11bS)-2-{[(1R)-6,7-Dimetoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolin-1-yl]metyl}-3-etyl-9,10-dimetoxy-2,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-1H-pyrido[2,1-a]isoquinoline (IUPAC)


2H-Benzo(a)quinolizine, 3-etyl-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-9,10-dimetoxy-2-((1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6,7-dimetoxy-1-isoquinolyl)metyl)-

6',7',10,11-Tetrametyoxyemetan (BAN)

Cephaeline metyl eter

Foreign Names

  • Emetinum (Latin)
  • Emetin (German)
  • Émétine (French)
  • Emetina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Emetine (OS: BAN)
  • Émétine (OS: DCF)
  • BRN 0100829 (IS)
  • Cephaline-O-methyl ether (IS)
  • Ipecine (IS)
  • Methylcephaeline (IS)
  • NSC-33669 (IS)
  • UNII-X8D5EPO80M (IS)
  • Emetine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • CCRIS 6237 (IS)
  • Hemometina (IS)
  • NSC-33669 (IS)
  • UNII-U52OG12P96 (IS)
  • Emetine Hydrochloride (PH: USP 41)

Brand Names

  • Emetina Cloridrato
    Salf, Italy
  • Emetine-XuDong HaiPu Pharm
    Xudong Haipu, China


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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