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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Contraceptive, spermicidal agent

Chemical Name

Polyetylene glycol mono(p-nonylphenyl) ether

Foreign Names

  • Nonoxinolum (Latin)
  • Nonoxinol (German)
  • Nonoxinol (French)
  • Nonoxinol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Nonoxinol (OS: BAN)
  • Cremophor NP 10 (IS)
  • Nonoxynol (IS)
  • Nonoxynol 15 (OS: USAN)
  • Nonoxinol-15 (IS)
  • UNII-5V4827GL2O (IS)
  • Nonoxinol (OS: DCF)
  • Nonoxynol 9 (OS: USAN)
  • Nonoxinol-9 (IS)
  • UNII-48Q180H9T (IS)
  • Nonoxinol 9 (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Nonoxinolum 9 (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Nonoxynol 9 (PH: USP 38)
  • Nonoxynol-9 iodine (IS)
  • PEG-9 Nonyl phenyl ether iodine complex (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
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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