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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Chemical Names

Alkyl dimetylbenzyl ammonium



Foreign Names

  • Benzalkonium (Latin)
  • Benzalkonium (German)
  • Benzalkonium (French)
  • Benzalconio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Benzalkonium (OS: DCF)
  • Benzalconio cloruro (OS: DCIT)
  • Benzalkonium Chloride (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Benzalkonium A (IS)
  • Coco-Alkyldimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (IS)
  • Benzalkonii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzalkonium (chlorure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Franç. X)
  • Benzalkonium Chloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzalkonium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzalkonium Chloride Solution (PH: BP 2016)
  • Benzalkoniumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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