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In the US, Ganciclovir (ganciclovir systemic) is a member of the drug class purine nucleosides and is used to treat CMV Infection, CMV Prophylaxis and CMV Retinitis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiviral agent

Chemical Name

6H-Purin-6-one, 2-amino-1,9-dihydro-9-[[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymetyl)etoxy]metyl]-

Foreign Names

  • Ganciclovirum (Latin)
  • Ganciclovir (German)
  • Ganciclovir (French)
  • Ganciclovir (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ganciclovir (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF, JAN)
  • BW 759 U (IS)
  • DHPG (IS)
  • Ganciclovir (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Ganciclovirum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ganciclovir Sodium (OS: USAN)
  • DHPG sodium (IS)
  • GCV Sodium (IS)
  • Nordeoxyguanosine (IS)

Brand Names

  • Ai Lin Wei
    Jiu'an Pharmaceutical, China
  • Ao Tuo Kang
    AoTuoKang Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Ao Xi Tong
    Yiao Pharmaceutical, China
  • Bo Ying
    Shixin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Cheng Li Kang
    FuXing, China
  • Citovirax
    Roche, Italy
  • Cymeven
    JHP Pharmaceuticals, Lebanon
  • Cymevene
    Recordati, Italy; Roche, China; Roche, Ecuador; Roche, Egypt; Roche, Georgia; Roche, Thailand; Roche Products, United Kingdom
  • Cytovene
    Genentech, United States
  • Denosine
    Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan
  • Di Du
    Hualong Bio-pharmaceutical, China
  • Du Ya Xin
    Province Bojian Pharmaceutical, China
  • Fada Ganciclovir
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Fu Er Ling
    Xian Haixin, China
  • Ganciclovir - Feixia Pharm
    Feixia Pharmaceutical Industry, China
  • Ganciclovir Permatec
    Permatec, Argentina
  • Ganciclovir Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Ganciclovir Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Ganguard
    Ranbaxy, India
  • Gasmilen
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Gen Le Wei
    Huazhong Pharmaceutical, China
  • He Yuan
    Yanzhou Xier Kangtai, China
  • Heng Kang
    Baike Pharmaceutical, China
  • Hong Kang Wei
    Yikang Pharmaceutical Factory, China
  • Ji Xi Tong
    Wanbang Biochemical Pharmaceutical Company, China
  • Jun Fen
    Lukang, China
  • Kai Ji Wei
    Tuopeng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Le Fan
    Double-Crane, China
  • Li Bai Lu
    Taikang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Li Jian
    C & O Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Li Ke Le
    Keyi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Li Ke Ming
    Keyi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Li Ke Qing
    Limin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Li Ke Wei
    Keyi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Luoheng
    Luoxin Pharmacy, China
  • Mei Li Neng
    Kangle Pharmaceutical, China
  • Mei Si Bo Wei
    Yookoy Pharmaceutical, China
  • Mei Ti Bo Wei
    Yookoy Pharmaceutical, China
  • Neagel
    Poen, Argentina
  • Ning Dan Xin
    QiLi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Nuo Bei Qi
    Limin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Nuo Hao
    Weikang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Nuowei
    Kawin Technologie, China
  • Pu Gen Xin
    Dadongfang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Rui Sheng Yi
    Sunnyhope Pharmaceutical, China
  • Shi De
    Tongyong Kangli Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, China
  • Si Ze
    Docan Pharmaceutical, China
  • Virgan
    Lab Thea, Hong Kong; Lab. Thea, Romania; Laboratoires Thea, France; Laboratoires Thea, Greece; Laboratoires Thea, Latvia; Laboratoires Thea, Poland; Laboratories Thea, Czech Republic; Laboratorios Andromaco, Chile; Sidus, Argentina; Thea, Belgium; Thea, Spain; Thea, Philippines; Thea, Tunisia; Théa, Germany; Théa, Portugal; Thea Farma, Italy; Thea Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Vitrasert
    Bausch & Lomb, Australia
  • Wei Ke Rui Da
    Defeier Pharmaceutical., China
  • Wei Ru
    ZhangJiaGang, Pharmaceutical. Co., Ltd, China
  • Weisi
    Yangtze River Pharma, China
  • Xi Wei
    Yibin Wuliangye Group Yibin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Xin Qing Yu
    Lianshui Pharmaceutical, China
  • Xoviral
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • You Ni Da
    Tongyong Tongmeng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Zhong Jia Tai
    Zhongjia Pharmaceutical, China
  • Zirgan
    Bausch & Lomb, United States; Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Zyrgan
    Santen, Russian Federation
  • Ciganclor
    Richmond, Argentina
  • Cymévan
    Roche, France
  • Cymeven
    Roche, Germany
  • Cymevene
    Cherubino, Malta; F. Hoffmann-La Roche LTD, Serbia; Productos Roche, Chile; Roche, United Arab Emirates; Roche, Argentina; Roche, Australia; Roche, Aruba; Roche, Belgium; Roche, Bulgaria; Roche, Bahrain; Roche, Colombia; Roche, Cuba; Roche, Cyprus; Roche, Czech Republic; Roche, Denmark; Roche, Estonia; Roche, Spain; Roche, Finland; Roche, Greece; Roche, Hong Kong; Roche, Croatia (Hrvatska); Roche, Hungary; Roche, Indonesia; Roche, Ireland; Roche, Israel; Roche, Iran; Roche, Iceland; Roche, Jordan; Roche, Kenya; Roche, Kuwait; Roche, Lithuania; Roche, Morocco; Roche, Moldova; Roche, Mauritius; Roche, Netherlands; Roche, Norway; Roche, New Zealand; Roche, Oman; Roche, Philippines; Roche, Pakistan; Roche, Poland; Roche, Romania; Roche, Sweden; Roche, Turkey; Roche, Taiwan; Roche, Ukraine; Roche, Venezuela; Roche, South Africa; Roche Products, United Kingdom; Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Cymevene Roche
    Roche Austria, Austria
  • Cytovene
    Roche, Canada; Roche, United States
  • Ganciclovir ADOH
    ADOH, Netherlands
  • Ganciclovir APP
    APP, United States
  • Ganvirax
    Blausiegel, Brazil
  • Grinevel
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • He Pu Xin
    Hubei Qianlong Pharmaceutical, China
  • Hui Teng
    Suzhong Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Lin Ke Hong
    Hicin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Umecortil
    Pisa, Mexico


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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