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In the US, Lomustine (lomustine systemic) is a member of the drug class alkylating agents and is used to treat Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, Brain Tumor and Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Cytostatic alkylating agent

Chemical Name

Urea, N-(2-chloroetyl)-N'-cyclohexyl-N-nitroso-

Foreign Names

  • Lomustinum (Latin)
  • Lomustin (German)
  • Lomustine (French)
  • Lomustina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Lomustina (OS: DCIT)
  • Lomustine (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF)
  • RB 1509 (IS)
  • Lomustin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lomustina (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lomustine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Lomustinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Belustine
    ProStrakan, France; ProStrakan, Netherlands
  • Cecenu
    CN Unifarm, Romania; medac, Germany; Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • CeeNU
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Australia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canada; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Czech Republic; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Zealand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; LENIS, Slovenia; Merck Serono, Argentina
  • Citostal
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil
  • Lomustin (CCNU) medac
    Medac, Austria
  • Lomustin Al Masria
    Al Masria, Egypt
  • Lomustine
    GlaxoSmithKline, India
  • Lomustine Medac
    Medac, Denmark; Medac, Sweden


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
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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