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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Hydroxychinolinum (Latin)
  • Hydroxychinolin (German)

Generic Names

  • Oxyquinoline (OS: USAN)
  • 8-Chinolinol (IS)
  • 8-Hydroxyquinoline (IS)
  • Chinolinol (IS)
  • Oxychinolin (IS)
  • Oxyquinol (OS: DCF)
  • Oxyquinoline Sulfate (OS: USAN)
  • 8-Hydroxychinolin sulfat (IS)
  • 8-Hydroxyquinoline sulfate (IS)
  • 8-Quinolinol, sulfate (2:1) (IS: salt)
  • AI3-03968 (IS)
  • Cryptonol (IS)
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 059804 (IS)
  • Octofen (IS)
  • Oxine (IS)
  • Oxine sulfate (IS)
  • Oxyleine (IS)
  • Solfato di 8-ossichinolina (IS)
  • Sulfoquinol (IS)
  • Vetoquinol (IS)
  • Oxychinolini sulfas (PH: Ph. Helv. 11)
  • Oxychinolinsulfat (PH: Ph. Helv. 11)
  • Oxyquinol (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Oxyquinoline Sulfate (PH: NF 33)
  • Oxyquinol potassium (OS: DCF)
  • Chinosol (IS)
  • Perquinol (IS)
  • Sulfachin (IS)
  • Chinolinsulfat-Kaliumsulfat (PH: DAB 1999)
  • Potassium Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate (PH: BP 2016)

Brand Names

  • Bioclear (Oxyquinoline and Allantoin)
    Nile, Egypt
  • Biolavage (Oxyquinoline and Lactic Acid)
    Nile, Egypt
  • Cerumin (Oxyquinoline and Trolamine)
    Alcon, Brazil
  • Chromargon (Oxyquinoline and Acriflavinium Chloride)
    Richard, France
  • Ginotricina (Oxyquinoline and Triotricine)
    Infabi, Ecuador
  • Locacorten Vioforme (Oxyquinoline and Flumetasone)
    Mephico, Lebanon
  • Quinoderm (Oxyquinoline and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Alliance, Ireland
  • Quinogel (veterinary use)
    Zootech, France
  • Acid Hope (Oxyquinoline and Ricinoleic Acid, + Acetic Acid)
    Hope, United States
  • Lotion Biocanina (Oxyquinoline and Hydrocortisone (veterinary use))
    Véto-Centre, France
  • Quinoderm (Oxyquinoline and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Quinoderm, Lithuania
  • Solutio Hydroxychinolini
    Leyh, Germany
  • Chinosol
    Dermapharm, Germany
  • Leioderm P (Oxyquinoline and Prednisolone)
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Quinoderm 0.5% (Oxyquinoline and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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