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Foscarnet Sodium



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiviral agent

Chemical Name

Phosphinecarboxylic acid, dihydroxy-, oxide, trisodium salt

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Foscarnet sodico (OS: DCIT)
  • Foscarnet sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Foscarnet Sodium (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • A 29622 (IS)
  • EHB 776 (IS)
  • PFA (IS)
  • Phosphonoformic Acid Trisodium (IS)
  • Trisodium Carboxyphosphate (IS)
  • Trisodium Phosphonoformate (IS)
  • Foscarnet Sodium Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Foscarnet sodique hexahydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Foscarnet Sodium (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Foscarnet sodium hexahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Foscarnet-Natrium-Hexahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Foscarnetum natricum hexahydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Anji
    Docan Pharmaceutical, China
  • Carnet
    Chia Tai Tianqing, China
  • Foscarnet Sodium Hospira
    Hospira, United States
  • Foscavir
    Clinigen, Italy; Clinigen Healthcare, Spain
  • Fu Shi Ling
    Shyndec, China
  • Ka Nai Xin
    CLS, China
  • Triapten
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Yi Ke Ya
    Yaoyou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Foscarnet Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Foscavir
    AstraZeneca, Australia; Clinigen, Belgium; Clinigen, Netherlands; Clinigen, United States; Clinigen Healthcare, Spain; Clinigen Healthcare, United Kingdom; Clinigen Healthcare, Israel; Curatis, Switzerland; Nobelpharma, Japan; Novex, France


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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