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In the US, Ixabepilone (ixabepilone systemic) is a member of the drug class mitotic inhibitors and is used to treat Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer - Metastatic.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antineoplastic agent: Cytotoxic antibacterial

Epothilon B analogue

Chemical Names

(1S,3S,7S,10R,11S,12S,16R)-7,11-dihydroxy-8,8,10,12,16-pentametyl-3-[(E)-1-metyl-2-(2-metyltiazol-4-yl)etenyl]-17-oxa-4-azabicyclo[14.1.0]heptadecan-5,9-dion (IUPAC)

(1S,3S,7S,10R,11S,12S,16R)-7,11-dihydroxy-8,8,10,12,16-pentametyl-3-[(1E)-1-(2-metyl-1,3-tiazol-4-yl)prop-1-en-2-yl]-17-oxa-4-azabicyclo[14.1.0]heptadecane-5,9-dione (WHO)

17-Oxa-4-azabicyclo[14.1.0]heptadecane-5,9-dione, 7,11-dihydroxy-8,8,10,12,16-pentametyl-3-[(1E)-1-metyl-2-(2-metyl-4-tiazolyl)etenyl]- (1S,3S,7S,10R,11S,12S,16R)- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Ixabepilonum (Latin)
  • Ixabepilon (German)
  • IxabĂ©pilone (French)
  • Ixabepilona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ixabepilone (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Azaepothiolone B (IS)
  • BMS 247550-01 (IS: Bristol-Myers)
  • NSC-710428 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Ixempra
    Bristol Myers Squibb, Chile; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colombia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Thailand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States; Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa; Corden Pharma, Israel
  • Ixemprya
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mexico


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
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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