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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


Chemical Name

1H-Imidazole, 1,2-dimetyl-5-nitro-

Foreign Names

  • Dimetridazolum (Latin)
  • Dimetridazol (German)
  • Dimétridazole (French)
  • Dimetridazol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dimetridazole (OS: BAN)
  • Dimétridazole (OS: DCF)
  • Dimetridazolo (OS: DCIT)
  • E 754 (IS: E Number)
  • RP 8595 (IS)
  • Dimetridazole (PH: BP vet. 2015)
  • Dimétridazole pour usage vétérinaire (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)

Brand Names

  • Alazol (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Moureau, France
  • Chevi-Col (veterinary use)
    Chevita, Germany
  • Emtryl (veterinary use)
    BEC Feed Solutions, Australia
  • Histacetyl (Dimetridazole and Spiramycin (veterinary use))
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • Metridol 10% (veterinary use)
    Pagnini, Italy
  • Pijosan (Dimetridazole and Sulfadimidine (veterinary use))
    Laboratoire Ornis, France
  • Spiraphar (Dimetridazole and Spiramycin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Tricholyse (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Moureau, France


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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