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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

Mucolytic agent

Chemical Name

Phenol, 2,4-dibromo-6-[[(4-hydroxycyclohexyl)amino]metyl]-, trans-

Foreign Names

  • Dembrexinum (Latin)
  • Dembrexin (German)
  • Dembrexine (French)
  • Dembrexina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dembrexine (OS: BAN)
  • Dembroxol (IS)
  • Dembrexine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • Dembrexine Hydrochloride Monohydrate (PH: BP vet. 2015)
  • Dembrexine hydrochloride monohydrate for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dembrexini hydrochloridum monohydricum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Sputolysin (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim, Australia
  • Equi Plus (Dembrexine and Clenbuterol (veterinary use))
    CPPharma, Germany
  • Equilysin (veterinary use)
    CPPharma, Germany
  • Sputolosin (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Ireland; Boehringer Ingelheim Santé Animale, France; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United Kingdom
  • Sputolysin (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim, Switzerland; Boehringer Ingelheim Animal, Netherlands; Boehringer Ingelheim Vet, Italy; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Austria; Boehrvet BI-Vetmedica, Germany; Wirtz, Netherlands; Vetcare, Finland
  • Venti Plus (Dembrexine and Clenbuterol (veterinary use))
    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Austria; Boehrvet BI-Vetmedica, Germany; Boehringer Ingelheim, Switzerland


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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