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In the US, Pentostatin (pentostatin systemic) is a member of the drug class antibiotics/antineoplastics and is used to treat Hairy Cell Leukemia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antineoplastic antibacterial

Chemical Names


Imidazo[4,5-d][1,3]diazepin-8-ol, 3-(2-deoxy-β-D-erytro-pentofuranosyl)-3,6,7,8-tetrahydro-, (R)-

Foreign Names

  • Pentostatinum (Latin)
  • Pentostatin (German)
  • Pentostatine (French)
  • Pentostatina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pentostatin (OS: JAN, USAN, BAN)
  • Pentostatine (OS: DCF)
  • 2'-dCF (IS)
  • CI 825 (IS: Parke-Davis)
  • Co-V (IS)
  • Co-vidarabine (IS)
  • DCF (IS)
  • NSC 218321 (IS)
  • PD-ADI (IS)

Brand Names

  • Nipent
    Hospira, Germany; Hospira, Denmark; Hospira, Spain; Hospira, France; Hospira, Greece; Hospira, Netherlands; Hospira, Portugal; Hospira, United States; Hospira Italia, Italy; Hospira UK, United Kingdom
  • Pentostatin Bedford
    Bedford, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
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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