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Benzethonium Chloride

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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

N-Benzyl-N,N-dimetyl-2-[2-[4-(1,1,3,3-tetrametylbutyl)phenoxy]etoxy]etanaminium chloride (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Benzethonii Chloridum (Latin)
  • Benzethoniumchlorid (German)
  • Benzéthonium, chlorure de (French)
  • Bencetonio, cloruro de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Benzethonium Chloride (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Benzetonio cloruro (OS: DCIT)
  • UNII-PH41D05744 (IS)
  • Benzethoni chloridum (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Benzethonii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzéthonium (chlorure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzethonium Chloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Benzethonium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzethoniumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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