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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiseptic agent

Chemical Names

1-Hexadecanaminium, N,N,N-trimetyl-

Ammonium, hexadecyltrimetyl-

Hexadecyltrimetyl ammonium (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Cetrimonium (German)
  • Cétrimonium (French)
  • Cetrimonio (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Bagoderm [+ Acexamic Acid]
    Bago, Paraguay; Bago, Argentina
  • Cetavlex [+ Chlorhexidine]
    Tramedico, Belgium; Tramedico, Luxembourg
  • Cetrimide
    Canadian Custom Packaging, Canada
  • Clearocin [+ Lidocaine, + Tyrothricin]
    Novartis Consumer Health, Israel
  • Drapolene [+ Benzalkonium]
    Farmoquimica FQM, Brazil
  • Golamixin [+ Tyrothricin, + Benzocaine]
    Fournier, Kuwait; Teofarma, Italy
  • H.A.C. [+ Chlorhexidine]
    Mölnlycke, Luxembourg
  • Hibicet [+ Chlorhexidine]
    Cana, Greece
  • Lemocin [+ Lidocaine, + Tyrothricin]
    GSK-Gebro Consumer Healthcare, Austria; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis Consumer Health, Israel; Novartis Finland, Lithuania
  • Mebu-cherry [+ Tyrothricin, + Lidocaine]
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Mebu-lemon [+ Tyrothricin, + Lidocaine]
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Xylonor [+ Lidocaine]
    Ogna, Italy
  • Sterilene
    AMSA, Italy


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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