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Phenylmercuric Nitrate

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


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Antiseptic agent, topical

Antiinfective for medicated dressing

Chemical Name

Mixture of phenylmercuric nitrate and phenylmercuric hydroxide (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Phénylmercure, nitrate de (OS: DCF)
  • Basic Phenylmercuric Nitrate (IS)
  • Mercury, (nitrato-$IO$R)phenyl- (IS)
  • Nitratophenylmercury (IS)
  • PMN (IS)
  • UNII-CG8692ZN14 (IS)
  • Phenylhydrargyri nitras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Phénylmercure, nitrate de (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Phenylmercuric Nitrate (PH: BP 2016, NF 33, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Phenylmercuric nitrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Phenylmercurinitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Mydriaticum Agepha (Phenylmercuric Nitrate and Tropicamide)
    Agepha, Austria
  • Omnicol (Phenylmercuric Nitrate and Oxedrine, + Polymyxin B, + Framycetin (veterinary use))
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • Starphenicol (Phenylmercuric Nitrate and Chloramphenicol)
    Cadila, India


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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