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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anthelmintic agent

Antifungal agent for topical use

Chemical Name

Phenol, 2,2'-metylenebis[4-chloro-

Foreign Names

  • Dichlorophenum (Latin)
  • Dichlorophen (German)
  • Dichlorophène (French)
  • Diclorofeno (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dichlorophen (OS: BAN)
  • Dichlorophène (OS: DCF)
  • Dichlor-dihydroxy-diphenylmethane (IS)
  • Di-Phenthan-70 (IS)
  • G-4 (IS)
  • Gingivit (IS)
  • Hyosan (IS)
  • Dichlorophen (PH: BP 2018)
  • Dichlorophène (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)

Brand Names

  • Aca-Cerulen [+ Piperonyl] [veterinary use]
    Teknofarma, Italy
  • Beaphar [+ Piperazine] [veterinary use]
    Beaphar Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Canine and Feline Wormer [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Strategic, United States
  • Cuniacar [+ Permethrin, + Rotenone] [veterinary use]
    Chifa, Italy
  • D & T Worm [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Strategic, United States
  • Dicestal [veterinary use]
    Medpet, South Africa
  • Difelen [veterinary use]
    Teknofarma, Italy
  • Difolin [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United States
  • Elite Dog & Cat Wormer [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    RSR Laboratories, United States
  • Footrot Aerosol [veterinary use]
    Fil, New Zealand
  • Happy Jack Worm [veterinary use]
    Happy Jack, United States
  • Hoss Gloss [veterinary use]
    Troy Laboratories, Australia
  • Ilium Ear Drops [+ Pyrethrin, + Lidocaine, + Piperonyl Butoxide] for Dogs and Cats [veterinary use]
    Ilium Veterinary Products, Australia
  • Neodermovet [+ Chlorhexidine] [veterinary use]
    Stricker, Switzerland
  • Pulvex [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Virbac AH, United States
  • Tri-Plex [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Intervet, United States
  • Trivermicide [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Happy Jack, United States
  • Vermiplex [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Intervet, United States
  • Worm [+ Toluene] [veterinary use]
    Farnam, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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