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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Names


1,1'-Decametylenbis[1,4-dihydro-4-(octylimino) pyridin] (IUPAC)

1,1'-Decametylenebis[1,4-dihydro-4-(octylimino) pyridine] (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Octenidinum (Latin)
  • Octenidin (German)
  • Octénidine (French)
  • Octenidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Oseptin
    Drogsan, Turkey
  • Linoseptic (Octenidine and Phenoxyethanol)
    Dr. August Wolff, Estonia
  • Octenimed
    Schülke & Mayr, Switzerland
  • Octenisept
    Schülke & Mayr, Austria; Schülke & Mayr, Switzerland
  • Octenisept (Octenidine and Phenoxyethanol)
    Oktal, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pharmex, Greece; Schülke & Mayr, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Schülke & Mayr, Germany; Schülke & Mayr, Lithuania; Schülke & Mayr, Poland; Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Serbia; Schülke und Mayr, Czech Republic; Surgitech, Estonia
  • Stellisan
    IVF Hartmann, Switzerland


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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