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Propylene Glycol

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


Ph. Int.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Treatment and prophylaxis of acetonemia in animals

Chemical Names

(RS)-propane-1,2-diol (Ph. Eur.)


1,2-Propanediol (Ph. Int.)

Metyl glycol

Foreign Names

  • Propylenglycolum (Latin)
  • Propylenglycol (German)
  • Propylèneglycol (French)
  • Propilenglicol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Propylene Glycol (OS: JAN)
  • Propylèneglycol (OS: DCF)
  • 3-01-00-02142 (IS: Beilstein)
  • BRN 1340498 (IS)
  • E 1520 (IS: E Number)
  • Monopropylene Glycol (IS)
  • NSC 69860 (IS)
  • PG 12 (IS)
  • UNII-6DC9Q167V3 (IS)
  • Propylene Glycol (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Propylene glycol (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propylenglycolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Acedex (veterinary use)
    AgVantage Animal Health Products, Australia
  • Amos Slepende Melkziekte Drank (veterinary use)
    Kommer, Netherlands
  • Cortic (Propylene Glycol and Hydrocortisone, + Pramocaine, + Chloroxylenol)
    Exeltis Dermatology, United States
  • Diprotop (Propylene Glycol and Betamethasone)
    MSD, Thailand
  • Ketol (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United Kingdom
  • Ketosaid (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Lactofilm (Propylene Glycol and Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
    LDA, Argentina
  • Locobase LPL (Propylene Glycol and Lactic Acid)
    Astellas, Sweden
  • Luvis (Propylene Glycol and Glycerol)
    PharmaBrand, Ecuador
  • Moisture Eyes (Propylene Glycol and Glycerol)
    Bausch & Lomb, Hong Kong; Bausch + Lomb, Vietnam
  • MPG - Monopropylene Glycol (veterinary use)
    Agri-Feeds, New Zealand
  • Polysol (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Preserv
    Blausiegel, Brazil
  • Propyleenglycol (veterinary use)
    A.A.-Vet, Netherlands; Dopharma Veterinaire Farmaca, Netherlands; Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands; Feramed, Netherlands; Floris Veterinaire Produkten, Netherlands
  • Propylene Glycol ABM
    ABM, New Zealand
  • Propylene Glycol Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Propylene Glycol MidWest
    MidWest, New Zealand
  • Propylene Glycol Nikko Seiyaku
    Nikko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Propylene Glycol PSM
    PSM, New Zealand
  • Propylene Glycol Shiseido Seiyaku
    Shiseido Seiyaku, Japan
  • Propylenglycol Stricker (veterinary use)
    Stricker, Switzerland
  • Propylenglycolum Streuli (veterinary use)
    Streuli Vet, Switzerland
  • Propylenglykol (veterinary use)
    Inrophar, Germany
  • Propyless
    CCS Healthcare, Sweden
  • Salinex Nasal (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol, + Sodium Chloride)
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Secaris (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Solugel (Propylene Glycol and Sodium Chloride)
    Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand
  • Systalan (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Lansier, Peru
  • Systane
    Alcon, Colombia; Alcon, Lebanon
  • Systane (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Alcon, Canada; Alcon, China; Alcon, Colombia; Alcon, Egypt; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Malaysia; Alcon, Turkey; Alcon, Taiwan; Alcon Cusi, Tanzania; Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile; Alcon, Indonesia; Alcon, Peru
  • Systane Balance
    Alcon, Philippines; Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile
  • Systane Lubricating (Propylene Glycol and Methoxy polyethylene glycol)
    Alcon, Oman
  • Systane Ultra (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Alcon, Egypt; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Philippines; Alcon, Thailand; Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile; Alcon, Peru
  • Systane Ultra UD (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile
  • Systear (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Tearon (Propylene Glycol and Macrogol)
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Vosol (Propylene Glycol and Acetic Acid)
    Wilson, New Zealand
  • Zoto-HC (Propylene Glycol and Chloroxylenol, + Pramocaine, + Hydrocortisone)
    Horizon Pharma, United States


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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