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Benzoxonium Chloride



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

Benzyldodecylbis(2-hydroxyetyl)ammonium chloride (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Benzoxonii chloridum (Latin)
  • Benzoxonium chlorid (German)
  • Benzoxonium, chlorure de (French)
  • Benzoxonio, cloruro de (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Bactofen
    Teleflex, Italy
  • Bialcol
    Novartis, Chile; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Mebucain Orange [+ Lidocaine]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hungary
  • Mebuca-Orange [+ Lidocaine]
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Mebucaspray [+ Lidocaine]
    Novartis Consumer Health, Switzerland
  • Merfen [+ Chlorhexidine]
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland; Novartis Consumer Health, Israel
  • Orocil Lido [+ Lidocaine]
    GlaxoSmithKline A.B.E.E., Greece
  • Orofar [+ Lidocaine]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Romania; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Bulgaria; GSK, Slovakia; GSK Consumer Healthcare, Czech Republic; Novartis, Egypt; Novartis, Lebanon; Novartis Consumer Health, Poland; Novartis Pharma, Bulgaria; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Kuwait
  • Orofar Lidocaine [+ Lidocaine]
    Novartis, Luxembourg
  • Orofar+Lidocain [+ Lidocaine]
    Novartis, Lebanon
  • Orofar-L [+ Lidocaine]
    Novartis Healthcare, Philippines
  • Theraflu Lar [+ Lidocaine]
    Kemwell, Georgia; Novartis, Georgia
  • Vita Merfen [+ Tretinoin, + Chlorhexidine]
    Novartis, Egypt
  • Vita-Merfen [+ Chlorhexidine, + Retinol]
    Novartis Pharma, Bulgaria; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Kuwait


DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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