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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Tetracycline

Chemical Names

(2S)-2-Amino-6-{[4S,4aR,5S,5aR,6S,12aS)-4-dimetylamino-3,5,6,10,12,12a-hexahydroxy-6-metyl-1,11-dioxy-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydrotetracen-2-carboxamidome-tyl]amino}hexansäure (IUPAC)

N²-{[(+)-5-Amino-5-carboxypentylamino]metyl}tetracycline (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Limeciclina (OS: DCIT)
  • Lymecycline (OS: BAN)
  • Lymécycline (OS: DCF)
  • Tetramyl (IS)
  • Vebicyclysal (IS)
  • Limeciclina (PH: F.U. VIII)
  • Lymecycline (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lymecyclinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Damelium
    Actavis Group, Poland
  • Eficiclina
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Limeciclina Actavis
    Actavis Italy, Italy
  • Limeclin
    Mediderm, Chile
  • Lymecyclin Actavis
    Actavis, Denmark
  • Lymecycline Actavis
    Actavis, Norway; Actavis, Sweden; Actavis UK, United Kingdom
  • Tetralisal
    Galderma, Mexico
  • Tetralysal
    Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Brazil; Galderma, France; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Hungary; Galderma, Ireland; Galderma, Lebanon; Galderma, Norway; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Poland; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Laboratories, South Africa; Galderma Nordic, Denmark; Galderma Nordic, Sweden; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland; Galderma, Peru


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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