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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Sedative agent

Analgesic agent

Muscle relaxant

α₂-Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Name

1H-Imidazole, 4-[1-(2,3-dimetylphenyl)etyl]-, (±)-

Foreign Names

  • Medetomidinum (Latin)
  • Medetomidin (German)
  • Medetomidine (French)
  • Medetomidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Domitor (veterinary use)
    Orion Pharma Animal Health, United States
  • Cepetor (veterinary use)
    CPPharma, Germany; CP-Pharma, Netherlands; CP-Pharma, Norway; CP-Pharma, Poland; VetMedic, Finland; VM Pharma, Sweden
  • Domitor (veterinary use)
    Lilly Vet, France; Lilly-Elanco, Italy; Orion, Ireland; Orion, Israel; Orion, Netherlands; Orion, Poland; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Belgium; Orion Pharma Animal Health, United Kingdom; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Norway; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland; Provet, Switzerland; Zoetis, New Zealand; Zoetis, South Africa; Zoetis Australia, Australia
  • Dorbene (veterinary use)
    Gräub, Switzerland; Laboratorios Syva, Belgium; Laboratorios Syva, Netherlands; Laboratorios SYVA S.A., Norway; Laboratorios SYVA, S.A., United Kingdom; N-vet, Sweden; Vetcare, Finland; Zoetis, Germany; Laboratorios Syva, Austria; Laboratorios Syva, Ireland; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, Italy
  • Dormilan (veterinary use)
    Axience, France; Vetpharma Animal Health, Netherlands; Vetpharma Animal Health, S.A., United Kingdom
  • Ilium Medetomidine (veterinary use)
    Troy Laboratories NZ, New Zealand
  • Medetomidine Ilium (veterinary use)
    Ilium Veterinary Products, Australia
  • Medetor (veterinary use)
    CP Pharma, Belgium; CP Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; CP-Pharma, Austria; CP-Pharma, Ireland; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, France; Virbac, Italy
  • Medodin (veterinary use)
    Eurovet, Norway
  • Narcostart (veterinary use)
    Ceva Santé Animale, France; Le Vet, Austria; Le Vet, Belgium; Le Vet, Netherlands
  • Sedamed (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Sedastart (veterinary use)
    AST, Netherlands; Le Vet Beheer, Ireland; Le Vet Pharma B.V., United Kingdom; Faunapharma, Finland
  • Sedator (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Ati, Italy; Dechra, Sweden; Dechra Veterinary Products, France; Eurovet Animal Health, Austria; Eurovet Animal Health, Belgium; Eurovet Animal Health, Ireland; Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands; Eurovet Animal Health, Poland; Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom; Dechra, Finland
  • Sededorm (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France; Vetpharma Animal Health, Belgium; Vetpharma Animal Health, Netherlands; Vetpharma Animal Health, S.A., United Kingdom; Veyx, Germany
  • Sedin (veterinary use)
    Alvetra, Germany; Vetpharma Animal Health, Austria


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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