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Hygromycin B

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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antibacterial: Aminoglycoside

Anthelmintic agent

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Hygromycinum B (Latin)
  • Hygromycin B (German)

Generic Names

  • Hyanthelmix (IS)
  • Hygrovetine (IS)

Brand Names

  • Hygromix (veterinary use)
    Elanco Animal Health, United States; Zoetis, United States
  • Hygromix Tylan (Hygromycin B and Tylosin (veterinary use))
    Elanco Animal Health, United States
  • Tylosin / Hygromix (Hygromycin B and Tylosin (veterinary use))
    Elanco Animal Health, United States


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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