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Formic Acid

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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Antiparasitic agent

Chemical Name

Metanoic Acid (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum formicum (Latin)
  • Ameisensäure (German)
  • Acide formique (French)
  • Ácido fórmico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Aminic Acid (IS)
  • C1 acid (IS)
  • CCRIS 6039 (IS)
  • E 236 (IS)
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 214900 (IS)
  • Formylic Acid (IS)
  • Hydrogencarboxylic Acid (IS)
  • Acidum formicicum 26 per centum (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Acidum formicicum 98 per centum (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Ameisensäure 26 % (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Ameisensäure 98 % (PH: ÖAB 2016)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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