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In the US, Vincristine (vincristine systemic) is a member of the drug class mitotic inhibitors and is used to treat Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, Cancer, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Evan's Syndrome, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Neuroblastoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilms' Tumor.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cytostatic agent

Vinca alkaloid

Microtubule inhibitor

Chemical Name

Vincaleukoblastine, 22-oxo-

Foreign Names

  • Vincristinum (Latin)
  • Vincristin (German)
  • Vincristine (French)
  • Vincristina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Vincristina (OS: DCIT)
  • Vincristine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • 22-Oxovincaleukoblastin (IS)
  • Leurocristin (IS)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (OS: USAN, JAN, BANM)
  • L 37231 (IS)
  • NSC 67574 (IS)
  • VCR (IS)
  • Vincristine (sulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Vincristine sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vincristini sulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Vincristinsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


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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