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Potassium Permanganate (International)

Note: 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


Astringent agent

Antiseptic agent, topical

Chemical Names

Permanganic acid, potaβium salt (USP)

Potaβium permanganate (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Kalii permanganas (Latin)
  • Kaliumpermanganat (German)
  • Potassium permanganate de (French)
  • Permanganato potásico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Permanganate (OS: JAN)
  • CCRIS 5561 (IS)
  • Chameleon mineral (IS)
  • Condy's crystals (IS)
  • Manganese potassium oxide (IS)
  • NSC 146182 (IS)
  • Permanganate of potash (IS)
  • UNII-00OT1QX5U4 (IS)
  • Kalii permanganas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Potassium Permanganate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, USP 41)
  • Potassium permanganate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Kalii permanganas RFF
    RFF, Latvia
  • Kalio permanganata Bakteriniai preparatai
    Bakteriniai preparatai, Lithuania
  • Kalio permanganata Valentis
    Valentis, Lithuania
  • Kalium hypermanganicum Galena
    Galena, Poland
  • Koi Med Tricho-Ex [veterinary use]
    Fishmed, Switzerland
  • Permanganato de Potasio Euromed
    Laboratorios Euromed Chile, Chile
  • Permitabs
    Onelink, New Zealand
  • Potasio Permanganato Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Potassio Permanganato
    Marco Viti Farmac., Italy
  • Potassio Permanganato Nova Argentia
    Nova Argentia, Italy
  • Potassio Permanganato Zeta
    Zeta Farm., Italy
  • Potassium Permanganate
    MidWest, New Zealand
  • Potassium Permanganate Kenei
    Kenei Sakai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Potassium Permanganate Nikko Seiyaku
    Nikko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Potassium Permanganate Yamazen Seiyaku
    Yamazen Seiyaku, Japan
  • Potasu nadmanganian Hasco-LEK
    Hasco-Lek, Poland


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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