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Metacresol

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

Scheme

Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000108-39-4

Chemical Formula

C7-H8-O

Molecular Weight

108

Therapeutic Categories

Obsolete substance

Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Antiseptic agent, topical

Chemical Names

3-Hydroxytoluene (USP)

3-Metylphenol (Ph. Eur., BP, USP)

Foreign Names

  • Metacresolum (Latin)
  • Metacresol (German)
  • Métacrésol (French)

Generic Names

  • Metacresol (OS: BAN)
  • CCRIS 645 (IS)
  • NSC 8768 (IS)
  • Metacresol (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Metacresolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Acetylmetacresol (IS)
  • NSC 4795 (IS)

Brand Names

  • KelatoGEN (Metacresol and Formaldehyde (veterinary use))
    Kelato Animal Health, Australia
  • Lotagen (Metacresol and Formaldehyd (veterinary use))
    MSD Animal Health, Australia
  • Endotine (Metacresol and Parachlorophenol)
    Septodont, France

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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