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Mycophenolic Acid

In the US, Mycophenolic Acid (mycophenolic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class selective immunosuppressants and is used to treat Dermatomyositis and Rejection Prophylaxis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Antineoplastic antibacterial

Selective immunosuppressant

Chemical Name

4-Hexenoic acid, 6-(1,3-dihydro-4-hydroxy-6-metoxy-7-metyl-3-oxo-5-isobenzofuranyl)-4-metyl-, (E)-

Foreign Names

  • Acidum Mycophenolicum (Latin)
  • Mycophenolsäure (German)
  • Acide mycophénolique (French)
  • Acido micofenolico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide Mycophénolique (OS: DCF)
  • Mycophenolic Acid (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Acidum mycophenolicum (IS)
  • Lilly 68618 (IS: Lilly)
  • MPA (IS)
  • NSC 129185 (IS)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • ME-MPA (IS: Syntex)
  • RS 61443 (IS: Syntex)
  • Mycophenolas mofetil (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Mycophenolate mofetil (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil Hydrochloride (OS: USAN)
  • RS 61443-190 (IS)
  • Mycophenolate Sodium (OS: USAN)
  • ERL 080 (IS: Novartis)
  • Mycophenolic acid monosodium salt (IS)
  • Mycophenolic monosodium salt (IS)
  • Mycophenolsäure, Natriumsalz (IS)
  • Myxophenolic acid, sodium salt (IS)
  • UNII-WX877SQ11G (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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