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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Muscle relaxant

Sedative agent

Analgesic agent

α₂-Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Name

1H-Imidazole, 4-[(2,3-dimethylphenyl)methyl]-

Foreign Names

  • Detomidinum (Latin)
  • Detomidin (German)
  • Détomidine (French)
  • Detomidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Detomidine (OS: BAN)
  • Detomidine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • Détomidine (chlorhydrate de) pour usage veterinaire (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Detomidine Hydrochloride (PH: BP vet. 2011)
  • Detomidine hydrochloride for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Detomidinhydrochlorid für Tiere (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Detomidini hydrochloridum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Calmant (veterinary use)
    Ranvet, Australia
  • Cepesedan (veterinary use)
    Botéba, Netherlands; CP, Netherlands; CPPharma, Germany; CP-Pharma, Norway; CP-Pharma, Poland; Scanvet, Finland; Scanvet, Sweden
  • Detogesic (veterinary use)
    Pfizer GmbH Tiergesundheit, Germany; Pfizer Santé Animale, France; Vetcare Limited, United Kingdom
  • Detomo Vet (veterinary use)
    Nature Vet, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Domidine (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Animedic, Germany; Eurovet, Austria; Eurovet, Belgium; Eurovet, Netherlands; Eurovet Animal Health, Poland; Eurovet Animal Health B.V., Luxembourg; Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom; Sogeval, France
  • Domodin (veterinary use)
    Novartis Animal Health, Sweden
  • Domosedan (veterinary use)
    Botéba, Netherlands; Equi Products, Netherlands; Janssen Animal Health, Germany; Janssen Santé Animale, France; Novivet, Netherlands; Orion, Finland; Orion, Israel; Orion, Poland; Orion, Sweden; Orion Animal Health, United Kingdom; Orion Animal Health, Norway; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer Animal Health, Belgium; Pfizer Animal Health, Ireland; Pfizer Animal Health, Italy; Pfizer Animal Health, Luxembourg; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Pfizer Animal Health, South Africa; Provet, Switzerland
  • Dormosedan (veterinary use)
    Orion, United States; Pfizer Animal Health, Australia; Pfizer Animal Health, New Zealand
  • Dozadine (veterinary use)
    Axon Animal Health, Australia
  • Equimidine (veterinary use)
    Provivo Oy, United Kingdom
  • Equisedan (veterinary use)
    Ausrichter, Australia; Gräub, Switzerland; N-vet, Sweden
  • Medesedan (veterinary use)
    CP Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; CP-Pharma, Austria; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, France

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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