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Oleic Acid

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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Veterinary used stimulant of cellular blood component infiltration

Chemical Names

(Z)-Octadec-9-enoic acid (Ph. Eur.)

18:1 cis-9

9-Octadecenoic acid, (Z)- (USAN)

cis-Δ9-Octadecenoic acid

Oleic Acid (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum oleicum (Latin)
  • Ölsäure (German)
  • Acide oléique (French)
  • Ácido oleico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • 4-02-00-01641 (IS: Beilstein)
  • BRN 1726542 (IS)
  • CCRIS 682 (IS)
  • D 100 (IS)
  • Oleinic Acid (IS)
  • UNII-2UMI9U37CP (IS)
  • Oleic Acid (PH: BP 2016, NF 33)
  • Oleic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • CCRIS 1964 (IS)
  • E 470a (IS)
  • UNII-399SL044HN (IS)

Brand Names

  • Alcosanal
    Meda, Sweden
  • Alcos-Anal
    Meda, Norway
  • EpiAnal (Oleic Acid and Lauromacrogol 400)
    Will, Netherlands
  • Osteum (veterinary use)
    Summit Hill Laboratories, United States


ISInofficial Synonym
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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