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Malic Acid

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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Foreign Names

  • Äpfelsäure (German)
  • Acide malique (French)
  • Ácido málico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Malic Acid (OS: USAN)
  • UNII-817L1N4CKP (IS)

Brand Names

  • Acerbine [+ Salicylic acid, + Benzoic acid]
    Montavit, Georgia
  • Dermaclens [+ Propylene Glycol, + Propionic Acid] [veterinary use]
    Jurox, Australia
  • Dermaflon [+ Benzoic Acid, + Propylenglycol, + Salicylic Acid] [veterinary use]
    Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Dermisol [+ Benzoic Acid, + Salicylic Acid, + Propylene Glycol] [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United Kingdom
  • Kalium-L-malat Fresenius [+ Potassium Hydroxide]
    Fresenius Kabi, Czech Republic
  • Oticlean [+ Propylene Glycol, + Benzoic Acid, + Salicylic Acid] for Horses, Dogs & Cats [veterinary use]
    Ilium Veterinary Products, Australia
  • Wound Klense [+ Propionic Acid, + Propylene Glycol] for Cattle, Horses, Dogs and Cats [veterinary use]
    International Animal Health, Australia


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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