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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

Phenol, 2,2'-metylenebis[3,4,6-trichloro-

Foreign Names

  • Hexachlorophenum (Latin)
  • Hexachlorophen (German)
  • Hexachlorophène (French)
  • Hexaclorofeno (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hexachlorophene (OS: BAN)
  • Hexachlorophène (OS: DCF)
  • Hexachlorophane (IS)
  • Surofene (IS)
  • Hexachlorophene (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Aknefug
    Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania
  • Aknefug-simplex
    Dr. August Wolff, Latvia
  • Dermisan
    Armoxindo, Indonesia
  • Mesenzin (Hexachlorophene and Tolnaftate)
    Yung Chang, Taiwan
  • pHisoHex
    Sanofi Winthrop, United States; sanofi-aventis, Canada
  • Phlogosol (Hexachlorophene and Sodium)
    PannonPharma, Hungary
  • Tolfene (Hexachlorophene and Tolnaftate)
    Chin Teng, Taiwan
  • Tosen (Hexachlorophene and Tolnaftate)
    Mey See, Taiwan
  • Totusan (Hexachlorophene and Tolnaftate)
    CBC, Taiwan


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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