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In the US, Lepirudin is a member of the drug class thrombin inhibitors and is used to treat Thrombocytopenia Drug Induced.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anticoagulant agent: Direct thrombin inhibitor

Hirudin derivative

Chemical Name

1-L-Leucine-2-L-treonine-63-desulfohirudin (Hirudo medicinalisisoform HV1)

Foreign Names

  • Lepirudinum (Latin)
  • Lepirudin (German)
  • Lepirudine (French)
  • Lepirudina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Lepirudin (OS: BAN)
  • HBW 023 (IS: Chiron Behring)
  • rDNA-Hirudin (IS)

Brand Names

  • Refludan
    Celgene, Australia; Celgene, Ireland; Celgene, Lithuania; Celgene, Portugal; Hoechst, Greece
  • Refludin
    Celgene, Spain


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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