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Hydroxyethyl Salicylate

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


Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent, topical

Chemical Name

Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 2-hydroxyetyl ester

Foreign Names

  • Ethylenglycoli salicylas (Latin)
  • Hydroxyethylsalicylat (German)
  • Hydroxyéthyle (salicylate d') (French)

Generic Names

  • Glycol Salicylate (OS: JAN)
  • Ethylenglycoli salicylas (IS)
  • Ethylenglycolsalicylat (IS)
  • GL-7 (IS)
  • Glysal (IS)
  • Spirosal (IS)
  • Hydroxyethyl Salicylate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Hydroxyethyl salicylate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxyéthyle (salicylate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxyethylis salicylas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxyethylsalicylat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Balsamo Sifcamina (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate and Nicotinic Acid)
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Cortisal (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate and Prednisolone)
    Ethypharm, France
  • Doloarthrosenex sine Heparino (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate and Camphor)
    Dermapharm, Switzerland
  • Equiparin (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate andHeparin, Levomenthol (veterinary use))
    aniMedica, Ireland
  • Midalgan Neue Formel (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate and Nicotinic Acid)
    Ars Vitae, Switzerland
  • Panadol Pain Relief (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate and Levomenthol, + Camphor, + Tocopherol)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong
  • Salhumin
    Bastian-Werk, Germany
  • Voltex (Hydroxyethyl Salicylate and Levomenthol, + Eugenol)
    Favorex, Hong Kong


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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