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Methylbenzethonium Chloride



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiseptic agent, topical

Chemical Name

Benzenemetanaminium, N,N-dimetyl-N-[2-[2-[metyl-4-(1,1,3,3-tetrametylbutyl)phenoxy]etoxy]etyl]-, chloride

Foreign Names

  • Methylbenzethonii Chloridum (Latin)
  • Methylbenzethonium chlorid (German)
  • Chlorure de M├ęthylbenz├ęthonium (French)
  • Cloruro de metilbencetonio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Methylbenzethonium Chloride (OS: BAN)
  • Metilbenzethonium cloruro (OS: DCIT)
  • Methylbenzethonum (IS)
  • Methylbenzethonium Chloride (PH: USP 38)

Brand Name

  • Leshcutan (Methylbenzethonium Chloride and Paromomycin)
    Teva, Israel


BANBritish Approved Name
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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