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Potassium Nitrate



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category


Foreign Names

  • Kalii nitras (Latin)
  • Kaliumnitrat (German)
  • Potassium (nitrate de) (French)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Nitrate (OS: JAN)
  • E 252 (IS)
  • Kalisalpeter (IS)
  • Kalii nitras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kaliumnitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium (nitrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium Nitrate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Potassium nitrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Aquadent-K
    Intra, India
  • Caristop Sensitive (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Monofluorophosphate)
    Maver, Chile
  • Dencare
    Vensat, India
  • Dentra
    Intra, India
  • Dentra-K
    Intra, India
  • Nitra (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Monofluorophosphate)
    Micro Eros, India
  • Nitra-OR (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    Micro Eros, India
  • Ra-Thermoseal (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Monofluorophosphate)
    ICPA, India
  • Senquel
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Senquel-AD (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Sensaid (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    Dentaid, Chile
  • Sensikin (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    Pharma Investi de Chile, Chile
  • Sensodent-K
    Indoco, India
  • Sensodyne (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Sensodyne ProNamel (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Sensodyne-F (Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride)
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Silbernitrat-Kaliumnitrat Rösch (Potassium Nitrate and Silver Nitrate)
    Rösch & Handel, Austria


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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