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In the US, Epirubicin (epirubicin systemic) is a member of the drug class antibiotics/antineoplastics and is used to treat Breast Cancer, Adjuvant.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antineoplastic agent: Cytotoxic antibacterial from the group of anthracyclines

Chemical Name

(1S,3S)-3-Glycoloyl-1,2,3,4,6,11-hexahydro-3,5,12-trihydroxy-10-metoxy-6,11-dioxo-1-naphtacenyl 3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-L-arabino-hexopyranoside

Foreign Names

  • Epirubicinum (Latin)
  • Epirubicin (German)
  • Epirubicine (French)
  • Epirubicina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Epirubicin (OS: BAN)
  • Epirubicina (OS: DCIT)
  • Épirubicine (OS: DCF)
  • 4-EA (IS)
  • 4'-epiadriamycin (IS)
  • 4'-Epi-doxorubicine (IS)
  • IMI 28 (FarmitaliaCarl) (IS)
  • Pidorubicine (IS)
  • Epirubicin Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, USAN, BANM)
  • Epirubicin Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, USP 41)
  • Epirubicin hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Epirubicine (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Epirubicinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Epirubicini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
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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