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Boric Acid

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


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid


Antiseptic agent


Antifungal agent for topical use

Astringent agent, topical

Chemical Name

Boric Acid (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum Boricum (Latin)
  • Borsäure (German)
  • Acide Borique (French)
  • Ácido bórico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide borique (OS: DCF)
  • Boric Acid (OS: JAN)
  • Boracic acid (IS)
  • CCRIS 855 (IS)
  • E 284 (IS: E Number)
  • NCI-C56417 (IS)
  • NSC 81726 (IS)
  • Orthoboric acid (IS)
  • UNII-R57ZHV85D4 (IS)
  • Acide Borique (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Acidum boricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Boric acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Boric Acid (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33)
  • Borsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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