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Potassium Permanganate

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. 8)
  • Potassium Permanganate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Potassium permanganate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


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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