Cytarabine Injection is a sterile, isotonic, preservative-free solution containing either Cytarabine 20 mg/mL with Sodium Chloride 6.8 mg/mL in Water for Injections or Cytarabine 100 mg/mL in Water for Injections.
Non-proprietary name: cytarabine.
Chemical name: 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine commonly known as ara-C.
The empirical formula of cytarabine is C9H13N3O5 and the formula weight is 243.2.
Cytarabine is a synthetic nucleoside which differs from the normal nucleosides cytidine and deoxycytidine in that the sugar moiety is arabinose rather than ribose or deoxyribose. It is a white or almost white, crystalline powder, freely soluble in water, very slightly soluble in alcohol and in methylene chloride.