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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Cytostatic agent

Chemical Names

Carbamohydroxamic acid

Carbamohydroximic acid

Carbamoyl oxime

Carbamyl hydroxamate

Hydroxylamine, N-(aminocarbonyl)-

Hydroxylamine, N-carbamoyl-

Hydroxyurea (WHO)


N-Hydroxyharnstoff (IUPAC)


Urea, hydroxy- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Hydroxycarbamidum (Latin)
  • Hydroxycarbamid (German)
  • Hydroxycarbamide (French)
  • Hidroxicarbamida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hydroxycarbamide (OS: DCF, BAN, JAN)
  • Hydroxyurea (OS: USAN)
  • Idroxicarbamide (OS: DCIT)
  • 4-03-00-00170 (IS: Beilstein)
  • AI3-51139 (IS)
  • BRN 1741548 (IS)
  • CCRIS 958 (IS)
  • EINECS 204-821-7 (IS)
  • HSDB 6887 (IS)
  • NCI-C04831 (IS)
  • NSC 32065 (IS)
  • SK 22591 (IS)
  • SQ 1089 (IS)
  • Hydroxycarbamid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxycarbamide (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxycarbamidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxyurea (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Apo-Hydroxyurea
    Apotex, Canada; Apotex, Hong Kong
  • Cureaml
    Hikma, Tunisia
  • Cytodrox
    Cipla, Egypt; Cipla, Lebanon
  • Droxamida
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Droxia
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States
  • Hidroksikarbamid Habit
    Habit, Serbia
  • Hidrolid
    Ariston, Argentina
  • Hidroxicarbamida Kampar
    Laboratorio Kampar, Chile
  • Hidroxiurea
    Pharmaceutical, Venezuela
  • Hidroxiurea Delta Farma
    Delta Farma, Argentina
  • Hidroxiurea Dosa
    Dosa, Argentina
  • Hidroxiurea Filaxis
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Hidroxiurea LKM
    LKM, Argentina
  • Hidroxiurea Microsules
    Microsules Arg, Argentina
  • Hidroxiurea Varifarma
    Varifarma, Argentina
  • Hydab
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Hydrea
    Bristol Myers Squibb, Spain; Bristol Myers Squibb, Latvia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Australia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canada; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colombia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Estonia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Finland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ireland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Japan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lebanon; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lithuania; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Zealand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Romania; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Thailand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States; Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa; Corden, Bulgaria; Deva, Turkey; E. R. Squibb & Sons, United Kingdom; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; Orifarm, Norway; P & D, Malta; Taisho Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Hydréa
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, France
  • Hydreasyn
    FarmaSyn, Greece
  • Hydrine
    Korea United Pharm, Georgia; Meizler, Brazil
  • Hydrosan
    SRS Pharmaceuticals PVT LTD, Myanmar
  • Hydrox
    Cipla, Philippines
  • Hydroxicarbamid - 1 A Pharma
    1 A Pharma, Germany
  • Hydroxycarbamid HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Hydroxycarbamid Teva
    Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Hydroxycarbamide
    Pliva, Lithuania
  • Hydroxycarbamide medac
    medac, United Kingdom
  • Hydroxycarbamide SGPharma
    SGPharma, Georgia
  • Hydroxyurea Cipla
    Cipla, Egypt
  • Hydroxyurea Medac
    Dipa, Indonesia; Medac, Denmark; Medac, Greece; Medac, Norway; Medac, Portugal; Medac GmbH, Vietnam
  • Hydroxyurea medac
    Medac, Austria; Medac, Sweden
  • Krabinex
    Korea United Pharma, Philippines
  • Litalir
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Austria; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Czech Republic; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Germany; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hungary; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lithuania; Corden Pharma, Serbia; PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Onco-Carbide
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Oxyrea
    Cadila, India
  • Siklos
    Addmedica, France; Addmedica, Greece; Addmedica, Lithuania; Addmedica, Poland; Addmedica, Portugal; Nordic Pharma, Germany; Nordic Pharma, United Kingdom; Nordic Pharma, Netherlands; Rovi, Spain
  • Syrea
    medac, Germany
  • Urdox
    Zydus, India


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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