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Magnesium Peroxide

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


Laxative, osmotically acting

Chemical Name

Mixture of Magnesium peroxide and Magnesium oxide

Foreign Names

  • Magnesii peroxidum (Latin)
  • Magnesium peroxid (German)
  • Peroxyde de magnésium (French)
  • Peróxido de magnesio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Magnesium dioxide (IS)
  • Magnesium perhydrolum (IS)
  • Magnesium superoxol (IS)
  • Peromag (IS)
  • Magnesii peroxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Magnesium Peroxide (PH: BP 2016)
  • Magnesium peroxide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Ektozon N (Magnesium Peroxide and Sodium Perborate (veterinary use))
    Delphin-Amazonia, Switzerland
  • Ozovit MP
    Pascoe pharmazeutische Präparate, Germany


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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