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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Mineral supplement

Chemical Name

Phosphinic acid, [1-(butylamino)-1-metyletyl]-

Foreign Names

  • Butafosfanum (Latin)
  • Butafosfan (German)
  • Butafosfan (French)
  • Butafosfano (Spanish)

Generic Name

  • Butafosfan (OS: BAN)

Brand Names

  • Catosal [+ Cyanocobalamin] [veterinary use]
    Bayer Animal, Netherlands; Bayer Animal Health, Belgium; Bayer Animal Health, Poland; Bayer New Zealand, New Zealand; Bayer Santé Animale, France; Bayer Vital, Germany
  • Catosal 10% [+ Cyanocobalamin] [veterinary use]
    Provet, Switzerland
  • Catosal 100/0,05 mg/ml [+ Cyanocobalamin] Rind, Hund und Katze [veterinary use]
    Bayer Austria, Austria
  • Coforta 100 [+ Cyanocobalamin] [veterinary use]
    Bayer Australia Ltd Animal Health, Australia
  • Foliphos [+ Folic Acid, + Cyanocobalamin] for Cats, Dogs and Horses [veterinary use]
    Ranvet, Australia
  • Phosphorum B12 [+ Cyanocobalamin] [veterinary use]
    Bayer, Italy
  • Vigophos [+ Cyanocobalamin] [veterinary use]
    Livisto Int'l, United Kingdom


BANBritish Approved Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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