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Ammonium Chloride

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

In the US, Ammonium Chloride is a member of the following drug classes: minerals and electrolytes, urinary pH modifiers and is used to treat Alkalosis.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Diuretic agent

Urological, acidifier

Chemical Names

Ammonium chloratum

Ammonium chloride (USAN)

Ammoniumchlorid (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Ammonii chloridum (Latin)
  • Ammoniumchlorid (German)
  • Chlorure d'ammonium (French)
  • Amonio, cloruro de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ammonium Chloride (OS: JAN)
  • AI3-08937 (IS)
  • Ammonium muriate (IS)
  • CCRIS 7262 (IS)
  • E 510 (IS)
  • EINECS 235-186-4 (IS)
  • HSDB 483 (IS)
  • Muriate of Ammonia (IS)
  • Sal Ammoniac (IS)
  • Salmiac (IS)
  • UNII-01Q9PC255D (IS)
  • Ammonii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Ammonium Chloride (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Ammonium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Acidurin (veterinary use)
    Apex Laboratories, Australia
  • Addex-Ammoniumklorid
    Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Allavin Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    CCM, Malaysia
  • Ammonium Chloride
    Amros, Pakistan; Ferozsons, Pakistan; Harmann, Pakistan; Hospira, United States; Irza, Pakistan; Krka-Pak, Pakistan; LCPW, Pakistan; Medicaids, Pakistan; Polyfine, Pakistan; Washington, Taiwan
  • Apipulmol (Ammonium Chloride and Sulfogaiacol)
    Apipol, Poland
  • Atosyl (Ammonium Chloride and Dextrometorfan)
    Lamosan, Ecuador
  • Baby Cough Syrup (Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate (pediatric))
    Atlantic, Myanmar; Greater Pharma, Thailand
  • Benadryl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Elea, Argentina; Johnson & Johnson, Malaysia
  • Bennatuss (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Hoe, Malaysia
  • Benylin Original (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Johnson & Johnson, South Africa
  • Bronchistal (Ammonium Chloride and Dexchlorpheniramine)
    Kahira, Oman
  • Broncho (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Sam-On, Israel
  • Brondyl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Specific, Pakistan
  • Bronquil (Ammonium Chloride and Detxtrometorphan)
    Neo-Fármaco, Ecuador
  • Carafen (Ammonium Chloride and Caramiphen (veterinary use))
    Fort Dodge Animale Health, United States
  • Ciclotos (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine)
    Lafi, Chile
  • Clinadryl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Bangkok Lab & Cosmetic®, Thailand
  • Concentrat (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France
  • Dimex (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Sopharma, Bulgaria; Sopharma, Georgia
  • Diurex (veterinary use)
    Nature Vet, Australia
  • Expectalin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Johnson & Johnson, South Africa
  • Extin N
    Rottapharm/Madaus, Germany
  • Farcolin (Ammonium Chloride and Salbutamol)
    Pharco, Bahrain; Pharco, Oman
  • Genhydramine (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Alliance, South Africa
  • Histalix (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Wallace, Oman
  • Histalix Paediatric (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Wallace, Oman
  • Kof-Kontrol (veterinary use)
    Vetsearch International, Australia
  • Kosonin (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine)
    Union, Taiwan
  • Miawelcon (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan)
    Chin Teng, Taiwan
  • Numark Chesty Cough (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Bell's, Malta
  • Pedilin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey
  • Pektolin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramin)
    Actavis, Iceland
  • Pharmaniaga Diphenhydramine Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Pharmaniaga, Malaysia
  • Phenexpect (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    DHA, Malaysia
  • Phenexpect 1 (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    DHA, Hong Kong
  • Sancough-co (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine)
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Stopkof (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    NPI, Oman
  • Uphadyl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    CCM, Malaysia
  • Urimav (veterinary use)
    Mavlab, Australia
  • Viscodril (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    OPP, Oman

International Drug Name Search


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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