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Copper Sulfate

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

In the US, Copper Sulfate is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes.


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Antifungal agent for topical use

Treatment of copper deficiency

Chemical Names

Copper (II) sulphate (IUPAC)

Sulfuric acid copper(2+) salt (1:1)

Foreign Names

  • Cupri sulfas anhydricus (Latin)
  • Kupfer(II)-sulfat, wasserfrei (German)
  • Cuivre, sulfate de, anhydre (French)
  • Cobre, sulfato de, anhidro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 3665 (IS)
  • Chalcocyanite (IS)
  • Hydrocyanite (IS)
  • NSC 57630 (IS)
  • Copper sulfate, anhydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Copper Sulfate, Anhydrous (PH: BP 2016)
  • Cupri sulfas anhydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cupric Sulfate (PH: USP 38)
  • Blue copperas (IS)
  • Blue vitriol (IS)
  • Bluestone (IS)
  • CCRIS 5556 (IS)
  • Chalcanthite (IS)
  • Roman vitriol (IS)
  • Salzburg vitriol (IS)
  • Copper sulfate pentahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Cupri sulfas pentahydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cupric Sulfate (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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