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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Antifungal agent


Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Chlorocresolum (Latin)
  • Chlorocresol (German)
  • Chlorocrésol (French)
  • Clorocresol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Chlorocresol (OS: USAN)
  • Chlorocrésol (OS: DCF)
  • 4-Chloro-m-cresol (IS)
  • Baktolan (IS)
  • CMK (IS)
  • Parachlormetacresol (IS)
  • Preventol CMK (IS)
  • UNII-36W53O7109 (IS)
  • Chlorocresol (PH: BP 2011, NF 29, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chlorocresolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Clorocresolo (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Betnederm (Chlorocresol and Betamethasone)
    Cipla, India
  • Bioval (Chlorocresol and Chloroxylenol (veterinary use))
    Drwalewskie Zaklady Przemyslu Bioweterynaryjnego, Poland
  • Diprobase
    Schering-Ploug Europe, Poland
  • Estrumate (Chlorocresol and Cloprostenol (veterinary use))
    Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Australia
  • Incidin (veterinary use)
    Henkel Portuguesa, Produtos Químicos, Lda, Portugal
  • Johnson's Ear Drops (Chlorocresol and Piperonyl Butoxide, + Pyrethrin (veterinary use))
    Johnson's, United Kingdom
  • Johnson's Scaly Lotion (Chlorocresol and Piperonyl Butoxide, + Pyrethrin (veterinary use))
    Johnson's, United Kingdom
  • Neopredisan (veterinary use)
    Bedson, South Africa
  • Parafectans (veterinary use)
    Chevita, Germany
  • Perfungol
    Bago, Chile

International Drug Name Search


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.