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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



Chemical Name

Formaldehyde (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Formaldehydum (Latin)
  • Formaldehyd (German)
  • FormaldĂ©hyde libre (French)
  • FormaldehĂ­do (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 315 (IS)
  • Formic aldehyde (IS)
  • Methanal (IS)
  • Methyl aldehyde (IS)
  • Methylene oxide (IS)
  • NSC 298885 (IS)
  • Oxomethane (IS)
  • Oxymethylene (IS)
  • UNII-1HG84L3525 (IS)
  • Formol (IS)
  • Morbicid (IS)
  • Veracur (IS)
  • Formaldehyde Solution (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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