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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Name

Butanedioic acid, [(dimetoxyphosphinotioyl)tio]-, dietyl ester

Foreign Names

  • Malathionum (Latin)
  • Malathion (German)
  • Malathion (French)

Generic Names

  • Malathion (OS: BAN)
  • Maldison (IS)
  • Malathion (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Malathionum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • A-Lices
    AFT, New Zealand; Hoe, Malaysia; HOEPharma, Hong Kong
  • Derbac M
    Forum Health Products, United Kingdom
  • Derbac-M
    SSL, New Zealand
  • Lice Clean 0.5%
    Western, Egypt
  • Malaban (veterinary use)
    Inca Flight, Australia
  • Malation
    DnE, Lithuania
  • Maldison (veterinary use)
    Pharmachem, Australia
  • Ovide
    Taro Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Para Plus (Malathion and Permethrin, + Piperonyl Butoxide)
    Medgenix, Belgium; Olvos Science, Greece
  • Prioderm
    Meda, Belgium; Meda, Netherlands; Mundipharma, Switzerland; Mundipharma, Norway; Mundipharma, Oman; Mundipharma, Sweden; norpharma, Denmark; SSL, New Zealand; Norpharma, Iceland
  • Prioderm 0.5%
    Meda, France; Mundipharma, Egypt; Mundipharma, Finland
  • Prioderm 1%
    Mundipharma, Finland
  • Quick
    ADCO, Egypt
  • Quick 0.5%
    ADCO, Egypt


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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