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In the US, Thalidomide (thalidomide systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: leprostatics, miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants and is used to treat Leprosy - Erythema Nodosum Leprosum and Multiple Myeloma.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent


Antileprotic agent

Chemical Names

α-Phtalimidoglutarimide (WHO)

(RS)-N-(2,6-Dioxo-3-piperidyl)phtalimid (IUPAC)

1H-Isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, 2-(2,6-dioxo-3-piperidinyl)-

N-(2,6-Dioxo-3-piperidyl)phtalimide (WHO)

Phtalimide, N-(2,6-dioxo-3-piperidinyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Thalidomidum (Latin)
  • Thalidomid (German)
  • Thalidomide (French)
  • Talidomida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Thalidomide (OS: DCIT, DCF, USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • 5-22-13-00224 (IS: Beilstein)
  • AI3-50606 (IS)
  • alpha-Phtahlimidoglutarimide (IS)
  • BRN 0030233 (IS)
  • Contergan (IS)
  • E-217 (IS)
  • HSDB 3586 (IS)
  • K 17 (IS)
  • Kevadon (IS)
  • NSC 527179 (IS)
  • NSC 66847 (IS)
  • Sauramide (IS)
  • Thalidomide (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Domide
    TTY, Malaysia
  • Inmunoprin
    Medicamenta Ecuatoriana, Ecuador; Tecnofarma, Chile
  • Myrin
    Al Masria, Egypt
  • Oncothal
    Cadila, India
  • Talidomida Lazar
    Lazar, Ecuador
  • Talizer
    Serral, Georgia; Serral, Mexico
  • Thado
    TTY Biopharm, Taiwan
  • Thaled
    Fujimoto Seiyaku, Japan
  • Thalidomide
    Celgene, Ireland
  • Thalidomide Celgen
    Celgene, Lebanon
  • Thalidomide Celgene
    Celgene, Germany; Celgene, Egypt; Celgene, France; Celgene, Greece; Celgene, Hungary; Celgene, Israel; Celgene, Iceland; Celgene, Italy; Celgene, Lithuania; Celgene, Poland; Celgene, Portugal; Celgene, Sweden; Celgene Europe, Austria; Key Oncologics, South Africa; Celgene, Denmark; Celgene, Finland; Celgene, United Kingdom; Celgene, Norway; Celgene, Belgium
  • Thalidomide Er-Kim
    Er-Kim, Turkey
  • Thalix
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Thaloda
    Alkem, India
  • Thalomid
    Celgene, Australia; Celgene, Canada; Celgene, New Zealand; Celgene, United States
  • Thycad
    Cadila, India


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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