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Suramin Sodium



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiprotozoal agent: Trypanocidal

Chemical Name

1,3,5-Naphtalenetrisulfonic acid, 8,8'-[carbonylbis[imino-3,1-phenylenecarbonylimino(4-metyl-3,1-phenylene)carbonylimino]]bis-, hexasodium salt

Foreign Names

  • Suraminum natricum (Latin)
  • Suramin natrium (German)
  • Suramine sodique (French)
  • Suramina sodica (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Suramin Hexasodium (OS: USAN)
  • Suramine sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Bayer 205 (IS)
  • CI 1003 (IS)
  • Naganium (IS)
  • Suramin Sodium (PH: USP XVII)
  • Suramin sodium (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Suramina sodica (PH: F.U. XII)
  • Suramine sodique (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Suraminum natricum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Name

  • Suramin
    Bayer Schering, South Africa


DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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