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Obidoxime Chloride



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidote: Cholinesterase reactivator

Chemical Name

Pyridinium, 1,1'-[oxybis(metylene)]bis[4-[(hydroxyimino)metyl]-, dichloride

Foreign Names

  • Obidoximi chloridum (Latin)
  • Obidoxim chlorid (German)
  • Chlorure d'obidoxime (French)
  • Cloruro de obidoxima (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Obidoxime Chloride (OS: USAN)
  • LH-6 (IS: Merck)
  • Lu H 6 (IS)
  • Obidoximum chloratum (IS)

Brand Names

  • Toxogonin
    Kemofarmacija, Slovenia; Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Chile; Merck, Netherlands; Merck KGaA, Romania; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, South Africa; Sanolabor, Slovenia


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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