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

In the US, Methionine (methionine systemic) is a member of the drug class nutraceutical products.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Choleretic agent

Urinary tract antiseptic

Antidote: Treatment of paracetamol poisoning

Essential amino acid

Chemical Name

2-Amino-4-(metyltio)butyric acid

Foreign Names

  • Methioninum (Latin)
  • Methionin (German)
  • Méthionine (French)
  • Metionina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Methionine (OS: BAN)
  • L-Methionine (PH: JP XVI)
  • L-Methionine (OS: JAN)
  • Methionine (OS: Rec.INN, USAN)
  • Méthionine (OS: DCF)
  • L-Methionine (PH: JP XVI)
  • Methionin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methionine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Méthionine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methioninum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • DL-Methionine (OS: JAN)
  • Racemethionine (OS: USAN)
  • Methioninum racemicum (IS)
  • Metione (IS)
  • Racemethionin (IS)
  • DL-Methionine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • DL-Méthionine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • DL-Methioninum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Methionin, Racemisches (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Racemethionine (PH: NF 33, USP XXI)

Brand Names

  • Acimethin
    Teva, Germany
  • Acimol
    Pfleger, Germany
  • Curépar (Methionine and Sorbitol (veterinary use))
    Sogeval, France
  • Curépar avec Prednisolone (Methionine and Sorbitol, + Prednisolone (veterinary use))
    Sogeval, France
  • Detoxicon (Methionine and Glycine)
    SIT, Italy
  • Dexia (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    RND Labs, India
  • Enterofigon (Methionine and Choline)
    Kley Hertz, Brazil
  • Eslidine
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Fevastin Plus (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Tablets, India
  • Hepamol (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Hikma, Egypt
  • Kyron Methionine (veterinary use)
    Kyron, South Africa
  • L Optizinc (Methionine and Zinc)
    Mepaco, Egypt
  • Lipovitasi-OR (Methionine and Carnitine, + Thiamine)
    Atlantis, Mexico
  • Lobamine-Cystéine (Methionine and Cysteine)
    Pierre Fabre, Vietnam
  • Methamol (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Delta Pharma, Egypt
  • Methionin AL
    Aliud, Germany
  • Methionin HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Methionin-CT
    AbZ-Pharma, Germany
  • Methionine Value Plus (veterinary use)
    Value Plus Animal Health Care Products, Australia
  • Opti Zinc (Methionine and Zinc)
    Mepaco, Egypt
  • Paradote (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Paralex plus (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Alexandria Co., Egypt
  • Pasafe (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Me-Auspharm JV, Vietnam
  • Renomet (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • RTFit (Methionine and Taurine)
    Zota, India
  • Sédochol (Methionine and Sorbitol, + Choline (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Stien (Methionine and Ammonium Chloride (veterinary use))
    Teknofarma, Italy
  • Tempgesic (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Sigma, Egypt
  • Ticanin
    Taiwan Biotech, Taiwan
  • Uracid
    Wesley Pharmacal, United States
  • Urol methin
    Apogepha Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Acimethin
    Madaus, Austria; Mepha Pharma, Switzerland
  • L-Methionine Nippon Zoki
    Nippon Zoki Seiykau, Japan
  • Suspen comp. (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Hanmi, South Korea
  • Lobamine-Cystéine (Methionine and Cysteine)
    Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, France
  • Namsafe (Methionine and Nimesulide)
    Lincoln, India
  • Pythene (Methionine and Paracetamol)
    Biomax, India
  • Rhodimet (veterinary use)
    Adisseo Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Australia


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
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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