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

In the US, Spectinomycin is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antibiotics.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Aminoglycoside

Chemical Name

4H-Pyrano[2,3-b][1,4]benzodioxin-4-one, decahydro-4a,7,9-trihydroxy-2-metyl-6,8-bis(metylamino)-, [2R-(2α,4aβ,5aβ,6β,7β,8β,9α,9aα,10aβ)]-

Foreign Names

  • Spectinomycinum (Latin)
  • Spectinomycin (German)
  • Spectinomycine (French)
  • Espectinomicina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Spectinomicina (OS: DCIT)
  • Spectinomycin (OS: BAN)
  • Spectinomycine (OS: DCF)
  • Actinospectacin (IS)
  • Espectinomicina (IS)
  • M 141 (IS)
  • U 18409 (IS)
  • Spectinomycin Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • Spectinomycin Hydrochloride Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Spectinomycin Dihydrochloride Pentahydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Spectinomycin dihydrochloride pentahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Spectinomycin Hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Spectinomycin Hydrochloride Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Spectinomycini dihydrochloridum pentahydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Spectinomycini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Actinospectacin, tetrahydrate, sulfate (IS)
  • Trobicin sulfate (IS)
  • U-18409E (IS)
  • Spectinomycin Sulfate Tetrahydrate (PH: BP vet. 2015)
  • Spectinomycin sulfate tetrahydrate for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Spectinomycini sulfas tetrahydricus ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Spectinomycinsulfat-Tetrahydrat für Tiere (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Linco Spectin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Pfizer, Poland
  • Lincomycine-Spectinomycine (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Alfasan, Netherlands
  • Lincomycine-Spectinomycine-VMD (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    V.M.D, Belgium
  • Linco-Spectin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands
  • Linspec (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France
  • Spectam (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Germany; Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom; Ceva Animal Health, Poland
  • Spectin (veterinary use)
    Chemifarma, Italy
  • Spectinomicina 50% Chemifarma (veterinary use)
    Chemifarma, Italy
  • Spectinomicina Solfato 11% Sintofarm (veterinary use)
    Sintofarm, Italy
  • Tinobac
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Togamycin
    ph. upjhon, Egypt
  • Trobicin
    Pfizer, Singapore
  • Duobiotic LS (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Trei, Italy
  • Emdactilin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Emdoka, Belgium
  • Espectinomicina MK
    MK, Colombia
  • Kirin
    Medochemie, Hong Kong
  • L Spec VMD (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    V.M.D, Poland
  • Lincomycin - Spectinomycin Phibro (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Phibro Animal Health, United States
  • Lincomycin-Spectinomycin Agri (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Agri Laboratories, United States
  • L-S 50 (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, United States
  • Macramid (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Ati, Italy
  • Micospectone (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Fatro, Israel; Fatro, Italy
  • Prospec (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Shubeitinuo
    Shin Poong, China
  • Specin
    Panbiotic, Taiwan
  • Specin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Italy
  • SpecLinx 50 (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Cross Vetpharm Group, United States
  • Spectam (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Belgium; Ceva Sante Animale, Ireland; Ceva Santé Animale, France; Cross Vetpharm Group, United States; Huvepharma, United States
  • Spectinomicina 50% Vetoquinol (veterinary use)
    Vetoquinol, Italy
  • Spectinomycin Zoetis (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Spectogard Scour-Chek (veterinary use)
    Cross Vetpharm Group, United States
  • Spectolin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Eurovet Animal Health, Austria; Lek Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Spectovet (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Vetafarm, Australia
  • Spectyl (Spectinomycin and Tylosin (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, Italy
  • Togamycin
    Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Trobicin
    Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, China; Pfizer Japan, Japan; Pharmacia & Upjohn Pty, Lithuania
  • Trobicine
    Pfizer, France
  • Zhuo Qing
    Lukang, China
  • Adspec (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Aviosan (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Chevita, Germany
  • Concentrat VO 61 Lincomycine Spectinomycine (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Sogeval, France
  • Linco Spectin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer Animal Health, South Africa; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Lincomycine Spectinomycine Franvet (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Qalian, France
  • Lincomycine-Spectinomycine (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Vaccifar, Netherlands
  • Lincospectin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, Italy
  • Linco-Spectin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, Ireland; Zoetis Australia, Australia; Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Linco-Spectin forte (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Linspec (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals, Belgium; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland
  • Pneumospectin (Spectinomycin and Lyncomycin (veterinary use))
    Laboratoire LCV, France
  • Pyanosid (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Selecta, Germany; Serumber, Germany
  • Spectinomix (veterinary use)
    Sintofarm, Italy
  • Spectolin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Abic, Israel
  • Spectoliphen (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Kela, Belgium
  • Spectoliphen veaux, ovins, porcins (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Kela, Belgium
  • Vualin (Spectinomycin and Lincomycin (veterinary use))
    Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands


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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