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


Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

Mixture of 2-, 3- and 4-methylphenol (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Cresolum crudum (Latin)
  • Cresol (German)
  • Crésol, brut (French)

Generic Names

  • Cresol (OS: JAN)
  • 4-06-00-02035 (IS: Beilstein)
  • BRN 0506719 (IS)
  • CCRIS 6006 (IS)
  • Cresylic acid (IS)
  • Cresylol (IS)
  • Hydroxymethylbenzene (IS)
  • Mixed cresols (IS)
  • Phenol, methyl- (IS)
  • Tricresol (IS)
  • Cresol (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, NF 32)
  • Cresol, crude (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cresolum crudum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Crude Cresol (PH: BP 2015)

Brand Names

  • Clear Fc (Cresol and Formaldehyde)
    AGSA Nippon, Japan
  • Dental Formalin Cresol (Cresol and Formaldehyde)
    Nippon Shika Yakuhin Dental Pharm, Japan
  • Dental Formcresol (Cresol and Formaldehyde)
    AGSA Nippon, Japan
  • Dental Formcresol Showa (Cresol and Formaldehyde)
    Showa Yakuhin Kako, Japan
  • Flint's (veterinary use)
    International Animal Health, Australia
  • Formcresol FC (Cresol and Formaldehyde)
    Neo Dental Chemical, Japan
  • Medicon (Cresol and Dextromethorphan)
    Shionogi Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mezec (Cresol and Dextromethorphan)
    Taiyo Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Pharmonia (veterinary use)
    Pharmachem, Australia

International Drug Name Search


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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