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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

Antibacterial: Chloramphenicol

Chemical Name

Acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N-[1-(fluorometyl)-2-hydroxy-2-[4-(metylsulfonyl)phenyl]etyl]-, [R-(R*,S*)]-

Foreign Names

  • Florfenicolum (Latin)
  • Florfenicol (German)
  • Florfenicol (French)
  • Florfenicol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Florfenicol (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • SCH 25298 (IS: ScheringPlough)

Brand Names

  • Colfen (veterinary use)
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer Animal Health, Belgium; Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom; Pfizer Animal Health, Ireland; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Pfizer GmbH Tiergesundheit, Germany; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, United Kingdom; Zoetis, Ireland
  • Fenflor (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Calier, Italy; Gosmore, Belgium; Gosmore, Poland; Krka, Austria; Krka, Belgium; Krka, United Kingdom; Krka, Ireland; Krka vet, Netherlands; Vetcare, Finland
  • Floraqpharma (veterinary use)
    Skretting Vet, Norway
  • Florfenicol (veterinary use)
    P.H.U.P. STS, Poland
  • Florfenikel (veterinary use)
    Kela, Belgium; Kela, United Kingdom; Kela, Ireland; Kela, Netherlands
  • Florfenikol (veterinary use)
    Vetos-Farma, Poland
  • Florgane (veterinary use)
    Emdoka, Austria; Emdoka, Belgium; Emdoka, United Kingdom; Emdoka, Italy; Emdoka, Netherlands; Sogeval, France; WDT, Germany
  • Florinject (veterinary use)
    Laboratorios Calier, Ireland
  • Florkem (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Austria; Ceva, Belgium; Ceva, Germany; Ceva, France; Ceva, Italy; Ceva, Netherlands; Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom; Ceva Sante Animal, Ireland
  • Florocol (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United Kingdom; Schering-Plough, Israel
  • Floron (veterinary use)
    Krka, United Kingdom; Krka, Italy; Krka, Poland; Krka vet, Netherlands
  • Florselect (veterinary use)
    Biofarm, Finland; Nordvacc, Sweden
  • Florvet (veterinary use)
    Bioptive, Germany
  • Florvetol (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Italy
  • Florvio (veterinary use)
    Novartis Animal Health, United Kingdom; Novartis Animal Health, Ireland; Novartis Animal Health, Netherlands
  • Galfenicol (veterinary use)
    Galpharma, Israel
  • Kefloril (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany; Vetoquinol, Austria; Vetoquinol, Belgium; Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol, Italy; Vetoquinol, Netherlands; Vetoquinol Ireland, Ireland; Vetoquinol UK Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Mycoflor (veterinary use)
    SP Veterinaria, United Kingdom; SP Veterinaria, Ireland; SP Veterinaria, Netherlands
  • Nifencol (veterinary use)
    Vetpharma Animal Health, Ireland
  • Norfenicol (veterinary use)
    Bayer Santé Animale, France; Norbrook, Austria; Norbrook, Ireland; Norbrook, Netherlands; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Vet Medic, Finland
  • Nuflor (veterinary use)
    D-Vett, Netherlands; Essex Tierarznei, Poland; Intervet, Austria; Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, Germany; Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet, Italy; Intervet, Netherlands; Intervet, Poland; MSD Animal Health, Australia; MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; Schering-Ploug Europe, Poland; Schering-Plough, Israel; Schering-Plough Animal Health, South Africa; Schering-Plough Animal Health Ireland, Ireland; Schering-Plough Ltd, United Kingdom; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Nuflor LA (veterinary use)
    MSD Animal Health, Australia
  • Osurnia (Florfenicol and Betamethasone, + Terbinafine (veterinary use))
    Novartis Tiergesundheit, Switzerland
  • Resflor (Florfenicol and Flunixin (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Austria; Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, Germany; Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet, Italy; Intervet, Netherlands; Intervet, Norway; Intervet, Poland; Intervet Ireland, Ireland; MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; Vet Pharma Friesoythe, Israel; MSD Animal Health, Finland; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Selectan (veterinary use)
    Hipra, Austria; Hipra, Belgium; Hipra, France; Hipra, Ireland; Hipra, Netherlands; Laboratorios Hipra, Poland; Laboratorios Hipra SA, United Kingdom; Paven, Italy
  • Shotaflor (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Austria; Virbac, Belgium; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, Germany; Virbac, France; Virbac, United Kingdom; Virbac, Ireland; Virbac, Italy; Virbac, Netherlands

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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