Skip to Content


UK matches:



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 (Beilstein) (IS)
  • 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. 9)
  • Hydroxycarbamide (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Hydroxycarbamidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Hydroxyurea (PH: USP 41)

Brand Names


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.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.