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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Chloramphenicol

Chemical Name

Acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N-[1-(fluoromethyl)-2-hydroxy-2-[4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]ethyl]-, [R-(R*,S*)]-

Foreign Names

  • Florfenicolum (Latin)
  • Florfenicol (German)
  • Florfenicol (French)
  • Florfenicol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Florfenicol (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • SCH 25298 (IS: ScheringPlough)

Brand Names

  • Aquaflor (veterinary use)
    Schering-Plough Animal Health, United States
  • Colfen (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, Switzerland
  • Fenflor (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom; Gosmore, Austria; Gosmore, United Kingdom; Gosmore, Poland; Vetoquinol, France
  • Florfenicol (veterinary use)
    P.H.U.P. STS, Poland
  • Florfenikol (veterinary use)
    Vetos-Farma, Poland
  • Florgane (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France; WDT, Germany
  • Florkem (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Germany; Ceva, France; Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom
  • Florocol (veterinary use)
    Schering-Plough Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Floron (veterinary use)
    Krka, Poland
  • Florselect (veterinary use)
    Nordvacc, Sweden
  • Florvet (veterinary use)
    Bioptive, Germany
  • Florvetol (veterinary use)
    Schering-Plough Animal, Luxembourg; Schering-Plough Ltd, United Kingdom; Schering-Plough Vet, Netherlands
  • Galfenicol (veterinary use)
    Galpharma, Israel
  • Kefloril (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany; Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol UK Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Nuflor LA (veterinary use)
    Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Australia
  • Nuflor (veterinary use)
    Essex Tierarznei, Poland; Intervet, Austria; Intervet, Germany; Intervet, France; Intervet, Poland; Intervet, United States; Intervet / Schering-Plough Animal Health, New Zealand; Intervet International B.V., Luxembourg; Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Australia; Schering-Plough, Israel; Schering-Plough, Luxembourg; Schering-Plough, Poland; Schering-Plough Animal Health, Belgium; Schering-Plough Animal Health, United States; Schering-Plough Animal Health, South Africa; Schering-Plough Ltd, United Kingdom; Schering-Plough Vet, Italy; Schering-Plough Vet, Netherlands; Veterinaria, Switzerland
  • Resflor (Florfenicol and Flunixin (veterinary use))
    Essex Tierarzneimittel, Germany; Intervet, Austria; Intervet, France; Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet, Norway; Intervet, Poland; Intervet, United States; Schering-Plough Animal, Luxembourg; Veterinaria, Switzerland
  • Selectan (veterinary use)
    Hipra, Austria; Hipra, France; Laboratorios Hipra, Poland; Laboratorios Hipra SA, United Kingdom
  • Shotaflor (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Austria; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, Germany; Virbac, France; Virbac, United Kingdom

International Drug Name Search


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

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