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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Antiseptic agent

Ophthalmic agent

Chemical Name

Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Borax (Latin)
  • Borax (German)
  • Borax (French)
  • Boráx (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sodium Borate (OS: JAN)
  • Borate de Soude (IS)
  • Borax médicinale (IS)
  • CCRIS 4946 (IS)
  • E 285 (IS: E Number)
  • Natrium Boricum (IS)
  • Purified Borax (IS)
  • Sodium Biborate (IS)
  • Sodium Pyroborate (IS)
  • Sodium Tetraborate (IS)
  • UNII-91MBZ8H3QO (IS)
  • Borax (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Borate (PH: JP XVI, NF 33)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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