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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Levamisole (levamisole systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antineoplastics and is used to treat Cancer and Colorectal Cancer.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anthelmintic agent

Chemical Name

Imidazo[2,1-b]tiazole, 2,3,5,6-tetrahydro-6-phenyl-, (S)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Levamisole (OS: BAN)
  • Lévamisole (OS: DCF)
  • Levamisolo (OS: DCIT)
  • RP 20605 (IS)
  • Levamisol für Tiere (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Levamisole (PH: BP vet. 2018)
  • Levamisole for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lévamisole pour usage vétérinaire (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Levamisolum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Levamisole Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • NSC 177023 (IS)
  • R 12564 (IS)
  • Lévamisole (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Levamisole hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Levamisole Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Levamisolhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Levamisoli hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • EINECS 250-920-3 (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
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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