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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 Categories


Antiseptic agent


Antifungal agent

Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Chlorocresolum (Latin)
  • Chlorocresol (German)
  • Chlorocrésol (French)
  • Clorocresol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Chlorocresol (OS: USAN)
  • Chlorocrésol (OS: DCF)
  • 4-Chloro-m-cresol (IS)
  • Baktolan (IS)
  • CMK (IS)
  • Parachlormetacresol (IS)
  • Preventol CMK (IS)
  • UNII-36W53O7109 (IS)
  • Chlorocresol (PH: BP 2016, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chlorocresolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Clorocresolo (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Aca-Cerulen R (Chlorocresol and Piperonyl (veterinary use))
    Teknofarma, Italy
  • Anbesol (Chlorocresol and Lidocaine, Cetylpyridinium)
    Alliance, Ireland
  • Boots Lip and Cold Sore Relief (Chlorocresol and Cetrimide, + Dimeticone, + Urea)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Diprobase
    Bayer, Poland
  • Estrumate (Chlorocresol and Cloprostenol (veterinary use))
    MSD Animal Health, Australia
  • Neopredisan (veterinary use)
    Bedson, South Africa
  • Perfungol (Chlorocresol and Nicotinamide)
    Laboratorio Bago, Chile


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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