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Glycol Salicylate



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Therapeutic Category

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent, topical

Chemical Name

Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 2-hydroxyethyl ester

Foreign Names

  • Ethylenglycoli salicylas (Latin)
  • Hydroxyethylsalicylat (German)
  • Hydroxyéthyle (salicylate d') (French)

Generic Names

  • Ethylenglycoli salicylas (IS)
  • Ethylenglycolsalicylat (IS)
  • GL-7 (IS)
  • Glysal (IS)
  • Spirosal (IS)
  • Hydroxyethyl Salicylate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Hydroxyethyl salicylate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hydroxyéthyle (salicylate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hydroxyethylis salicylas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hydroxyethylsalicylat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Balsamo Sifcamina (Glycol Salicylate and Nicotinic Acid)
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Cortisal (Glycol Salicylate and Prednisolone)
    Dexo, France
  • DM Creme
    Nycomed, Portugal
  • Histalgan Mite (Glycol Salicylate and Dimethyl Sulfoxide)
    Spirig Baltikum, Lithuania; Spirig Baltikum, Latvia
  • Midalgan Neue Formel (Glycol Salicylate and Nicotinic Acid)
    Ars Vitae, Switzerland
  • Salhumin
    Bastian-Werk, Germany

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