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Dimethyl Sulfoxide

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

In the US, Dimethyl Sulfoxide (dimethyl sulfoxide systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous genitourinary tract agents and is used to treat Bladder Infection and Interstitial Cystitis.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Anti-inflammatory agent

Chemical Name

Metane, sulfinylbis-

Foreign Names

  • Dimethylis Sulfoxidum (Latin)
  • Dimethylsulfoxid (German)
  • Diméthylsulfoxyde (French)
  • Dimetil sulfoxido (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Diméthylsulfoxyde (OS: DCF)
  • Dimetilsolfossido (OS: DCIT)
  • DF 307 (IS)
  • DMSO (IS)
  • Mastan (IS)
  • Methylsulphoxide (IS)
  • SH 900/V (IS)
  • SQ 9453 (IS)
  • Sulfinyldimethan (IS)
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Dimethyl sulfoxide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dimethylis sulfoxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dimethylsulfoxid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Diméthylsulfoxyde (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • BIOCO MSM/C-vitamin (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Ascorbic Acid)
    BioCo Magyarország Kft., Hungary
  • Dexamethason in DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Dexamethason (veterinary use))
    CPPharma, Germany
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide Bioniche
    Bioniche, United States
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide Sandoz
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Dimetilsulfossido (veterinary use)
    Candioli, Italy
  • Dimexid
    Farmamed, Russian Federation; Tatchempharmpreparaty, Georgia
  • Dimexid-lugal
    Luganskiy, Georgia
  • Dolobene
    Merckle, Georgia
  • Domoso (veterinary use)
    Jurox, Australia; Jurox, New Zealand; Zoetis, United States
  • Ekyflogyl (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Prednisolone, + Lidocaine (veterinary use))
    Audevard, France
  • Flucort-Domoso (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Flumetasone (veterinary use))
    Jurox, Australia
  • Rimso-50
    Alveda, Canada; Edwards, United States
  • Synotic (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Fluocinolone (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, United States
  • Synsac (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Fluocinolone (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, United States
  • Verrumal (Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Fluorouracil, + Salicylic Acid)
    iNova, Hong Kong


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
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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