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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

Sedative agent

Analgesic agent

Muscle relaxant

α₂-Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Name

1H-Imidazole, 4-[(2,3-dimetylphenyl)metyl]-

Foreign Names

  • Detomidinum (Latin)
  • Detomidin (German)
  • Détomidine (French)
  • Detomidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Detomidine (OS: BAN)
  • Detomidine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • Détomidine (chlorhydrate de) pour usage veterinaire (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Detomidine Hydrochloride (PH: BP vet. 2015)
  • Detomidine hydrochloride for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Detomidinhydrochlorid für Tiere (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Detomidini hydrochloridum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Detosedan (veterinary use)
    Serumber, Germany
  • Domosedan (veterinary use)
    Elanco, Germany
  • Calesed (veterinary use)
    Caledonian Holdings, New Zealand; Caledonian Holdings Distribution, Australia
  • Calmant (veterinary use)
    Ranvet, Australia
  • Cepesedan (veterinary use)
    CPPharma, Germany; CP-Pharma, Netherlands; CP-Pharma, Norway; CP-Pharma, Poland; VetMedic, Finland; VM Pharma, Sweden
  • Detogesic (veterinary use)
    Vetcare, United Kingdom; Vetcare, Ireland; Vetcare, Netherlands; Vetcare Oy, Belgium; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, Italy
  • Detomo (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Detonervin (veterinary use)
    Esteve, Italy; Faunapharma, Finland; Le Vet, Austria; Le Vet, Belgium; Le Vet, Netherlands; Le Vet Beheer, Ireland; Le Vet Pharma B.V., United Kingdom
  • Detosedan (veterinary use)
    AST, Netherlands; Axience, France
  • Domidine (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Dechra Veterinary Products, France; Eurovet Animal Health, Austria; Eurovet Animal Health, Belgium; Eurovet Animal Health, Ireland; Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands; Eurovet Animal Health, Poland; Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom; Fatro, Italy
  • Domodin (veterinary use)
    Dechra, Finland; Dechra, Sweden
  • Domosedan (veterinary use)
    Equi Products, Netherlands; Lilly Vet, France; Lilly-Elanco, Italy; Novivet, Netherlands; Orion, Austria; Orion, Ireland; Orion, Israel; Orion, Netherlands; Orion, Poland; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Belgium; Orion Pharma Animal Health, United Kingdom; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Norway; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland; Provet, Switzerland; Zoetis, South Africa
  • Dormosedan (veterinary use)
    Orion Pharma Animal Health, United States; Zoetis, New Zealand; Zoetis Australia, Australia
  • Dozadine (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Australia
  • Equidor (veterinary use)
    Vetcare, Austria
  • Equimidine (veterinary use)
    Provivo Oy, United Kingdom
  • Equisedan (veterinary use)
    Ausrichter, Australia; Ausrichter, New Zealand; Gräub, Switzerland; N-vet, Sweden; Vetcare, Finland; Vetcare, Norway
  • Hipnoton (veterinary use)
    Vetpharma Animal Health, S.A., United Kingdom
  • Medesedan (veterinary use)
    CP Pharma, Belgium; CP Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; CP-Pharma, Austria; CP-Pharma, Ireland; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, France; Virbac, Italy
  • Sedomidine (veterinary use)
    Audevard, France


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
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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