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Ammonium Chloride

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

In the US, Ammonium Chloride (ammonium chloride systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: minerals and electrolytes, urinary pH modifiers and is used to treat Alkalosis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Diuretic agent

Food additive (e number)


Urological, acidifier

Chemical Names

Ammonium chloratum

Ammonium chloride (USAN)

Ammoniumchlorid (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Ammonii chloridum (Latin)
  • Ammoniumchlorid (German)
  • Chlorure d'ammonium (French)
  • Amonio, cloruro de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ammonium Chloride (OS: JAN)
  • Ammon Chloride (IS)
  • Ammonium chloratum (IS)
  • Ammonium muriate (IS)
  • E 510 (IS: E Number)
  • Muriate of Ammonia (IS)
  • Sal Ammoniac (IS)
  • UNII-01Q9PC255D (IS)
  • Ammonii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ammonium Chloride (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Ammonium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Acidurin (veterinary use)
    Apex Laboratories, Australia
  • Addex-Ammoniumklorid
    Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Ammonium Chloride
    Amros, Pakistan; Ferozsons, Pakistan; Harmann, Pakistan; Irza, Pakistan; Krka-Pak, Pakistan; LCPW, Pakistan; Medicaids, Pakistan; Polyfine, Pakistan; Washington, Taiwan
  • Ammonium Chloride Hospira
    Hospira, United States
  • Ammonium Chloride Otsuka
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Apipulmol (Ammonium Chloride and Sulfogaiacol)
    Apipol-Farma, Poland
  • Atosyl (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan)
    Lamosan, Ecuador
  • Axcel Diphenhydramine (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Kotra Pharma, Vietnam
  • Axcel Diphenhydramine Paediatric (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine (pediatric))
    Kotra Pharma, Vietnam
  • Axcel Diphenhydramine Paediatric (Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate, + Diphenhydramine (pediatric))
    Kotra Pharma, Malaysia
  • Axcel Flemin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Kotra Pharma, Malaysia
  • Baby Cough Syrup Atlantic (Ammonium Chloride and Acetic Acid, + Sodium Citrate (pediatric))
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Balminil Night-Time (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan, + Diphenhydramine)
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Bena (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine, + Sodium Citrate)
    Xepa-Soul Pattinson, Malaysia
  • Bena (Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate, + Diphenhydramine)
    Xepa-Soul Pattinson, Hong Kong
  • Benadryl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Elea, Argentina
  • Benadryl Cough (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine, + Levomenthol, + Sodium Citrate)
    Johnson & Johnson, Thailand
  • Benalex (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Alexandria Co., Egypt
  • Bennatuss (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Intact, Malaysia
  • Benylin Original (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Johnson & Johnson, South Africa
  • Bronchial Cough Mixture (Ammonium Chloride and Ammonium Carbonate, + Guaifenesin)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Bronchistal (Ammonium Chloride and Dexchlorpheniramine)
    Kahira, Oman
  • Broncho D (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Sam-On, Israel
  • Brondyl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Specific, Pakistan
  • Bronquil (Ammonium Chloride and Detxtrometorphan)
    Neo-Fármaco, Ecuador
  • Calmylin Original with Codeine (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine, + Diphenhydramine)
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Carafen (Ammonium Chloride and Caramiphen (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, United States
  • Codryl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Community Pharm PCL, Thailand
  • Concentrat VO 13 (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France
  • Decofam Cough (Ammonium Chloride and Ephedrine, + Guaifenesin)
    DHA, Singapore
  • Dexcophan Cough Linctus (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan, + Ephedrine)
    Hovid, Hong Kong
  • Dextonil (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan)
    PlusAndex, Venezuela
  • Dimex (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Sopharma, Bulgaria; Sopharma, Georgia
  • Diphendryl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine, + Levomenthol, + Sodium Citrate)
    T.O. Chemicals, Thailand
  • Diurex (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Expectalin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Johnson & Johnson, South Africa
  • Extin N
    Rottapharm/Madaus, Germany
  • Farcolin (Ammonium Chloride and Salbutamol)
    Pharco, Egypt; Pharco, Oman
  • Histalix (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Wallace, Malta; Wallace, Oman
  • Histalix Paediatric (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Wallace, Oman
  • Histodryl (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine, + Levomenthol, + Sodium Citrate)
    Biolab, Thailand
  • Hova Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate, + Diphenhydramine)
    Hovid, Hong Kong
  • Isilin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Nile, Egypt
  • Jip Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Dexchlorpheniramine)
    Community Pharm PCL, Thailand
  • Kosonin (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine)
    Union, Taiwan
  • Miawelcon (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan)
    Chin Teng, Taiwan
  • Numark Chesty Cough (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Bell, Malta
  • Pektolin (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramin)
    Actavis Group, Iceland
  • Pharmaniaga Diphenhydramine Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    Pharmaniaga, Malaysia
  • Phencol Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine, + Sodium Citrate)
    Christo, Hong Kong
  • Phenexpect (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    DHA, Hong Kong; DHA, Malaysia; DHA, Singapore
  • Phenexpect CD (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine, + Diphenhydramine)
    DHA, Singapore
  • Sancough-co (Ammonium Chloride and Codeine)
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Stien (Ammonium Chloride and Methionin (veterinary use))
    Teknofarma, Italy
  • Stopkof (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    NPI, Oman
  • Suntuss (Ammonium Chloride and Dextromethorphan, + Diphenhydramine)
    Sunward Pharmaceutical, Singapore
  • Uni-Phen Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Sodium, + Diphenhydramine, + Levomenthol)
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Uni-Ramine C.E. (Ammonium Chloride and Chlorphenamine, + Codeine, + Ephedrine)
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Uni-Ramine Expectorant (Ammonium Chloride and Chlorphenamine, + Sodium citrate)
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Urimav (veterinary use)
    Mavlab, Australia
  • Viscodril (Ammonium Chloride and Diphenhydramine)
    OPP, Oman


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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