Dimercaprol

In the US, Dimercaprol (dimercaprol systemic) is a member of the drug class antidotes and is used to treat Arsenic Poisoning, Gold Poisoning - Severe and Mercury Poisoning.

US matches:

UK matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

V03AB09

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000059-52-9

Chemical Formula

C3-H8-O-S2

Molecular Weight

124

Therapeutic Category

Antidote: Chelating agent

Chemical Name

1-Propanol, 2,3-dimercapto-

Foreign Names

  • Dimercaprolum (Latin)
  • Dimercaprol (German)
  • Dimercaprol (French)
  • Dimercaprol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dimercaprol (OS: JAN, DCF, BAN)
  • Dimercaprolo (OS: DCIT)
  • BAL (IS)
  • British Anti Lewisit (IS)
  • Dimercaptopropanolum (IS)
  • Dithioglycerol (IS)
  • Dimercaprol (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Dimercaprolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • DMPS (IS)
  • Unitiol (IS)

Brand Names

  • BAL
    Akorn, United States; Daiichi Sankyo, Japan; IFET, Greece
  • Bal (Dimercaprol and Butacaine)
    SERB, France
  • Dimercaprol
    Boots, Oman; Hoechst, Brazil; P & D, Malta; Sovereign Medical, United Kingdom
  • End-Unitiolas
    Endokriniai, Lithuania
  • Dimaval
    Heyl, Germany; Heyl, Taiwan
  • TechneScan DMSA
    Mallinckrodt, Malta
  • Zorex (Dimercaprol and Calcium Pantothenate)
    Valens, Russian Federation

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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