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Isopropyl Alcohol

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


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid


Antiseptic agent, topical

Chemical Name

Propan-2-ol (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Alcohol isopropylicus (Latin)
  • 2-Propanol (German)
  • Alcool isopropylique (French)
  • Alcohol isopropílico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Isopropanol (OS: JAN)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (OS: USAN)
  • 1-Methylethanol (IS)
  • 2-Hydroxypropane (IS)
  • 4-01-00-01461 (IS: Beilstein)
  • BRN 0635639 (IS)
  • CCRIS 2308 (IS)
  • Dimethyl Carbinol (IS)
  • IPA (IS)
  • iso-Propanol (IS)
  • NSC 135801 (IS)
  • Petrohol (IS)
  • Rubbing alcohol (IS)
  • Secondary Propyl Alcohol (IS)
  • UNII-ND2M416302 (IS)
  • 2-Propanol (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • 2-Propanolum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Alcohol isopropylicus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Alcool isopropylique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Isopropanol (PH: JP XVI)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)

Brand Names


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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